Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce
A. Player

born in Scotland

Robert Fotheringham Bruce was born on Monday, 11th March, 1895, in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.

The 5' 10 goalkeeper signed for George Easton's Thistle on Saturday, 3rd March, 1917, having most recently been with Raith Rovers.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Monday, 9th April, 1917, in a 1-0 win at home to Clyde in the Scottish Football League.

In doing so, Robert joined the goalies' clean-sheet debutant's club.

He registered the last of his 7 clean-sheets on Saturday, 23rd March, 1918, in a 2-0 win at home to St Mirren in the Scottish Football League.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th May, 1918, in a 2-0 neutral-venue defeat against Celtic in the Glasgow Charity Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 18 occasions.

His club-list included Cowie Wanderers, Raith Rovers, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Alloa Athletic, East Stirlingshire, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Nelson, Plean United, Stenhousemuir, St Bernard's, Clackmannan and Broxburn United.

Robert died on Thursday, 8th February, 1968, in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, aged 72.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
# Age Clean-Sheet Match
1 22y, 0m, 29d clean-sheet 09.04.1917 Clyde [h] W1-0 (SFL - game 35)
2 22y, 7m, 16d clean-sheet 27.10.1917 Hamilton Academical [h] W5-0 (SFL - game 10)
3 22y, 7m, 23d clean-sheet 03.11.1917 Kilmarnock [a] D0-0 (SFL - game 11)
4 22y, 7m, 30d clean-sheet 10.11.1917 Falkirk [h] W1-0 (SFL - game 12)
5 22y, 11m, 12d clean-sheet 23.02.1918 Clydebank FC [h] W2-0 (SFL - game 27)
6 22y, 11m, 26d clean-sheet 09.03.1918 Celtic [h] D0-0 (SFL - game 29)
7 23y, 0m, 12d clean-sheet 23.03.1918 St Mirren [h] W2-0 (SFL - game 31)
Robert Bruce's clean-sheet ratio
7/18 ← success rate → 38.9%
Thistle's clean-sheet ratio
1559/6710 ← success rate → 23.2%
@ 18-Mar-2023

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