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Bob Torrance

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Full nameRobert Torrance
Playing positionDefender

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Robert "Bob" Torrance (born 1888, Kirkintilloch) was a Scottish footballer who played in defence for hometown team Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Bradford City.

He joined Bradford City in August 1908 and for three years was a hard-working understudy to the first team players. He had played just 36 league games in his first three seasons and one FA Cup game before he played in the 1911 FA Cup Final replay as replacement for the injured Willie Gildea. City won 1 0. Torrance became more involved in first team games, playing 23 league games the following season and all seven games during City's FA Cup defence, and more than 30 in the three seasons before league football was suspended for the First World War. His last game for City was a wartime regional game against Barnsley in March 1917.

Torrance, along with City's FA Cup winning captain Jimmy Speirs, was one of the club's players to die during service in the First World War whilst a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

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