14 August 2008

Bob Wilson

Name: Robert Wilson
Born: c.1867
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1888).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1883/84, 1884/85, 1885/86; (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1887/88.

Club Career:
Teams....... --Seasons-- Signed Competitive Friendly

Distillery.. 83/84-86/87 ..1883 .. 22/??.... 56/??
Cliftonville ............. 1887


Biography:
Son of Matt “Daddy” Wilson, Bob Wilson broke into the Distillery first eleven as a seventeen year-old, making his debut in November 1883. He usually played at left-back, with his father on the right, and claimed a hat-trick of Irish Cups from 1884 to 1886.

Bob Wilson joined Cliftonville for the 1887/88 season, bringing with him his excellent Cup pedigree. In March 1888 he lined up for his new club against his old-teammates in the Irish Cup Final at the Ulster Grounds, Ballynafeigh, Wilson’s Cliftonville won 2-1 and a week later he was selected at right-back for Ireland’s match against Scotland. The Scots ran out 10-2 winners at Solitude.

Ireland Cap Details:
24-03-1888 Scotland H L 2-10 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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