Player profile

Bobby Campbell

Bobby Campbell

Birthdate: 23 April 1937
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: 6 November 2015
Other clubs: Wigan Athletic (1961), Portsmouth (1961-66), Aldershot (1966-67)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined 1952 - Professional 11.05.1954
Liverpool debut: 15.09.1958
Last appearance: 31.12.1960
Debut goal: 20.09.1958
Last goal: 16.04.1960
Contract expiry: 1961
Win ratio: 48% W:12 D:3 L:10
LFC league games/goals: 24 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 25 / 2

Player profile

Midfielder Campbell featured in 13 matches in Shankly's inaugural season as manager in 1959/60. His playing career was cut short by injury soon after his thirtieth birthday. Campbell embarked on a colorful managerial career in 1976 when he was George Best's manager at Fulham. He was sacked in 1980 but made Portsmouth third division champions three years later. Following a spell in Kuwait from 1985-1986 he was appointed as John Hollins' assistant at Chelsea in the 1987/88 season. When Hollins was dismissed Campbell took over as caretaker manager but was unable to save the London club from relegation. Campbell was hired full-time and Chelsea won the Second Division and finished fifth the following season. Campbell was sacked when the team failed to live up to expectations in the 1990/91 season. He moved again to Kuwait in 1993 where he stayed one year. After retiring Campbell lived a short walk from Stamford Bridge and was often invited to games by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic. He died on 6th November 2015.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 24 0 1 0 0 25
1958-1959 10 0 0 0 0 10
1959-1960 13 0 0 0 0 13
1960-1961 1 0 1 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Middlesbrough
2 Sheffield United
2 Scunthorpe United
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Ipswich Town
2 Bristol Rovers
2 Rotherham United
1 Southampton
1 Barnsley
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Cardiff City
1 Bristol City
1 Derby
1 Swansea City
1 Sunderland
1 Lincoln City
1 Leyton Orient
Total Competition
24 League
1 League Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1958-1959 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959-1960 1 0 0 0 0 1
1960-1961 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Bristol City
1 Bristol Rovers
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
2 46-60 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.09.1958 Sheffield United Bramall Lane League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 51 20.09.1958 Bristol City Ashton Gate League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Wigan Athletic 1961 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Portsmouth 1961-1962 England Third Division 2 0 2 0
Portsmouth 1962-1963 England Second Division 13 1 16 1
Portsmouth 1963-1964 England Second Division 30 1 32 2
Portsmouth 1964-1965 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Portsmouth 1965-1966 England Second Division 16 0 18 0
Aldershot 1966-1967 England Fourth Division 5 0 5 0
Total 66 2 73 3
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