Bob Donnelly
Bob Donnelly
Bob Donnelly
● Bob Donnelly, 1935 (VIF)

born in Scotland

Robert Donnelly was born on Wednesday, 9th September, 1908, in Craigneuk, North Lanarkshire.

The 5' 10 (11st 0lbs) defender signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Monday, 5th October, 1931, having most recently been with Wishaw.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 19th December, 1931, in a 1-0 win at home to Morton in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Bob during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Monday, 6th May, 1935, in a 1-0 win at home to Rangers in the Glasgow Charity Cup, having clocked up 102 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Wishaw, Partick Thistle, Manchester City, Morton and Stranraer.

Bob died on Tuesday, 3rd June, 1969, in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, aged 60.

Bio Extra

In their Man City pen pics piece of 27 December 1935, the Warwickshire Evening Despatch wrote that he'd settled down well with remarkable rapidity - unlike so many Scottish players. Tall, strong and a 90-minute worker.


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