Forbes, Dick

Birth Date

12th March 1955


Ashford, Middlesex



Biographical Text

Dick Forbes played for Exeter City between 1977 and 1982. He was a St Luke's College student who had been with Woking and, after being part of the City side that reached the 6th round of the FA Cup in 1981, went on to play for Plymouth Argyle before teaching in the Exeter area.

Formerly on the books at Woking, Dick was studying at St Luke’s College in Exeter when he signed for Exeter City in April 1978 having already played for the Grecians’ reserve team. He featured in the last two matches of the 1977/78 season - at home to Tranmere Rovers and away at Cambridge United - and in a handful of matches the following two seasons.

Dick won a regular place in the side during 1980/81 and played a full part in the run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. However at the end of the season he was released and signed for Bideford before taking the oportunity of a second chance in professional football with Plymouth Argyle. After playing just three league games for the Home Park club, he played for Bideford and Tiverton whilst concentrating on teaching at Clyst Vale Community College, Broadclyst. Dick also coached at several local clubs including Clyst Valley.



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