13 February 2010

Robert Skelton

Name: Robert M. Skelton
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Height:
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Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 6 Amateur Caps (1930-1933).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Amateur
0/0
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Queen's.Island.Olympic
28/29
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Amateur
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
A right-back who initially had to leave Cliftonville to seek firstteam football, Robert Skelton joined Queen's Island Olympic for the 1928/29 season without playing a game for the Reds. He returned to Solitude for the following season, but his progress was hampered by illness.

Once established in the Cliftonville firstteam, Skelton proved his worth and was quickly recognised as a "certainty" in the Ireland Amateur team. Unlike Ireland's senior international eleven, the amateurs could actually compete with their larger neighbours and recorded some impressive wins in his six cap international career.

PSNI

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
20-09-1930 Scotland A L 0-2
15-11-1930 England. H W 3-1
14-11-1931 England. A L 2-3
23-01-1932 Scotland H W 4-0
28-01-1933 Scotland A L 1-5 (or 0-6)
18-02-1933 England. H W 4-3

Summary: 6/0. Won 3, Drew 0, Lost 3.

Details and picture supplied by Jim Murphy.

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