Bob Drummond

Bob Drummond
Bob Drummond
● Bob Drummond, 1893 (SIR)

probably born in Scotland

Robert Barrie Drummond was born on Tuesday, 6th August, 1872, in Arbroath, Angus.

The defender appeared for Thistle in May, 1894, having most recently been with Rangers.

Aged 21, he made his only known appearance on Saturday, 26th May, 1894, in a 3-2 neutral-venue defeat against Battlefield in the Greenock Charity Cup.

There were no goals for Bob in his only known appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Dauntless, Arbroath, Linthouse, Motherwell, Rangers, Partick Thistle and Leith Athletic.

Bob died on Thursday, 26th May, 1955, in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, aged 82.

Bio Extra

Son of James Drummond (ship carpenter) and Agness Drummond (née Shield).

This right-back started out with his local junior club, Dauntless, before stepping up to the senior grade with Arbroath, making his debut there as a 19-year-old in October, 1891.

He moved to Glasgow for work in 1893 and did well at Linthouse, where he became club captain for a while. He's thought to have tried out for Second Division Motherwell in 1893-94, and that same season he made his top-flight debut at right-back for Rangers on 20th January, 1894. Alas for Bob, the 2-0 loss to Dumbarton on a rainy day at Boghead signalled the end of his brief try-out there, although the Scottish Referee noted: "A few of the Rangers think Drummond of Linthouse only a third rate man. He may be, but he nevertheless played a first-class game on Saturday."

As well as his one-off appearance for Thistle (probably as a guest) he also turned out for Leith Athletic, but he always seemed drawn to Linthouse where he played most often over the course of the 1890s.

(WS/SIR)



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