5 February 2011

Robert Falloon

Name: Robert R. Falloon
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Position: Centre/Right-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1922-1929)
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1921/22*.
* with Cliftonville Olympic.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Wolfhill Amateurs
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Amateur
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Cliftonville
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Amateur
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Portadown
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Amateur
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Larne
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Amateur
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Broadway United
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Amateur
(Intermediate League)
Cliftonville
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Amateur
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
Brother of Aberdeen and Ireland's Eddie Falloon, Robert spent his entire senior career playing as an amateur in the Irish League and earned two Amateur caps.

Briefly with Wolfhill Amateurs, Falloon soon joined Cliftonville Strollers where he quickly rose through the ranks to star in the famous Cliftonville Olympic half-back line of Addis - Falloon - Simpson. It was this trio that appeared for the Olympic side that defeated Dundela 2-1 in a second replay of the Steel Cup final in 1922. A year later all three were promoted en-bloc to the Cliftonville firstteam. Addis and Falloon earned rapid elevation to the Ireland amateur international team that travelled to Preston to face England in November 1922 (Simpson's amateur caps followed three years later).

Blessed with an infectious enthusiasm for the game, Falloon left Cliftonville to captain Portadown for two seasons before spending a year with Larne. He then dropped outside senior football to captain Broadway United for three seasons after which he returned to Cliftonville where he again took the captaincy. His form back at Solitude earned Falloon a recall to the Amateur international team after a seven year absence. It proved a difficult return to the representative scene, for not only were Ireland crushed 7-2 at Crystal Palace, but Falloon caught a severe chill which cost him a spell in hospital.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
11-11-1922 England A L 0-4
16-11-1929 England A L 2-7

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

Photo and details from ISN article kindly forwarded by Jim Murphy.

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