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Bob McRoberts

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Full nameRoberts McRoberts
Place of birthCoatbridge, Scotland
Place of deathBirkenhead, England
Playing positionCentre-forward

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Roberts "Bob" McRoberts (July 12, 1874 February 27, 1959) was a Scottish professional footballer and football manager. He played as a centre-forward.

McRoberts was born in Coatbridge, Scotland. He started his football career at Airdrieonians and Albion Rovers in the Scottish League, and went on to play for Gainsborough Trinity, Small Heath (Birmingham) and Chelsea, where he also played as a defender, in the Football League. He was Small Heath's leading goalscorer for three successive seasons, from 1899 00 to 1901 02, and was Chelsea's first ever £100 signing, playing in their first League game in September 1905.

After retiring from playing, he came back to Birmingham where in July 1910 he was appointed their first full-time professional team manager. Previously the team had been selected by a committee. He managed the club for five years.

McRoberts died in Birkenhead, England at the age of 84.

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