Kirk, Robert

Birth Date

22nd February 1899


Clydebank, Dunbartonshire



Biographical Text

Starting his professional career with Albion Rovers, Robert Kirk made ten league appearances for Exeter City having signed from Bristol City in 1927. He left the club over a disciplinary matter and briefly played for Blackpool.

After appearing for Clydebank Juniors, Robert started his senior career with Albion Rovers before signing for Bristol City where he scored five goals in 54 league appearances.

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1927, Robert made his debut for the Grecians in the opening day of the season draw against Torquay United at Plainmoor. After just four games, he lost his place in the side and had to wait until the following April before adding another three appearances.

Staying at St James’ Park into 1928/29, he played in the third and fourth games of the season before travelling for the match at Coventry City on 8 September 1928. Leaving the team's hotel in Birmingham without permission, Robert took a train home to Glasgow to resovle a domestic issue. As a result his contract was immmediately cancelled and he later joined Blackpool where he was unable to break into the first-team.





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