Chambers, Bob

Birth Date

11th December 1899





Biographical Text

Bob Chambers made a single league appearance for Exeter City in 1928. Having earlier appeared for Lincoln City, Burnley and Rotherham, he joined Exeter from Carlisle United and moved on after a season to play for New Brighton.

Playing for Tyneside team Brighton West End after serving in the army, Bob joined Lincoln City as a forward in 1920 and moved on to Burnley after a couple of seasons. Spending eighteen months at Turf Moor, and making a handful of league appearances, he transferred to Rotherham United in 1923 where he converted to centre-half and played around a hundred first-team games. Nonetheless, upon joining Carlisle United in 1926, he reverted to his earlier inside-forward role. 

It was with this role in mind that Exeter City secured Bob's signature at the start of the 1927/28 campaign. But his move to Devon was far from successful and he played a single league game for the Grecians - at centre-half - in the penultimate game of the season at Walsall on 28 April 1928. Released shortly afterwards Bob went on to play for New Brighton, Colwyn Bay, Hurst and Morecambe.

Bob died in Burnley in 1972.





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