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Robert Campbell (footballer born 1883)

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Full nameRobert Gordon Campbell
Date of birth27 January 1883
Place of birthEllon, Scotland
Date of death31 May 1942(age 59)
Playing positionDefender/Forward

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Robert Gordon Campbell (27 January 1883 - 31 May 1942) was a former Scottish footballer who played with Celtic and Rangers.

Campbell joined Rangers in January 1906 from Celtic, having only moved from Queen's Park in June 1905 and helped ease the injury crisis at Ibrox. He was a right back but in later years would convert to a striker. He made his Rangers debut against Port Glasgow on the 20 January 1906. In the 1906 - 07 season Campbell saw himself being played up front. His very first match in attack, a benefit match verse Morton, saw him score all seven of the goals in a 7 - 0 win. His partnership with Archie Kyle saw him score 13 goals that season. He finished the following two seasons as Rangers top scorer with 25 and 17 goals respectively but he switched back to defence with the arrival of Willie Reid.

During his Rangers career he made 211 appearances and scored 56 goals. He won three League championships, three Glasgow Cups, two Charity Cups and the Scottish National Exhibition Tournament in 1908. After his retirement he became a director of Rangers in 1926.

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