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Bob Roberts (footballer)

Bob Roberts (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameRobert John Roberts
Date of birthApril 1859
Place of birthWest Bromwich, England
Date of death20 October 1929(age 70)
Place of deathByker, England
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Robert John Roberts (April 1859 20 October 1929), better known as Bob Roberts, was an English football goalkeeper. He spent the majority of his career at West Bromwich Albion, with whom he won an FA Cup winner's medal, and also played for Sunderland Albion and Aston Villa. He won three caps for England and is the first West Bromwich Albion player to have appeared at international level. He was nicknamed 'Long Bob' and 'The Prince of Goalkeepers'.

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