Bobby Campbell (1922-2009)



Years at the club: 1954-58
Date of birth: 28/06/1950
Birth place: Glasgow
Position: Midfield/Forward
Appearances: 111
Goals: 13
Clubs: Chelsea, Falkirk, Q.P.R
Honours: Scotland International

Robert "Bobby" Campbell,

A winger, Campbell's playing career consisted of spells with Falkirk, Chelsea and Reading. He also played for Queens Park Rangers as a "guest" during the Second World War. He won five caps for the Scotland national team, between 1947 and 1950. He scored his only Scotland goal against Switzerland in April 1950.

He joined Reading in 1954 for £2,000 after failing to agree a new contract at First Division Chelsea. At Elm Park Bobby would often demonstrate his ability to change position and proved a great inspiration to the younger players with his vast experience.

Upon retiring Campbell became a coach with Reading, before taking the manager's position at Dumbarton in 1961.

He left Boghead Park a year later and assumed a scouting role with Bristol Rovers for the next 15 years. He was promoted to manager of the Gasheads in November 1977, leaving in December 1979. His last managerial appointment was with Gloucester City.

He lived in Bristol until his death in 2009

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