THE PLAYERS

 

Players to wear the green and white of the Hibees.

Here is a growing collection of players and internationalists to feature for Hibernian throughout the years.

Position Goalkeeper

Playing in the English Football League for Birmingham and Aldershot before moving to the Scottish League to play for both Rangers and Hibernian, William Robb would earn one of his two Scotland during his time in Leith.

 

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National team Scotland
International debut 31st October 1925 (versus Wales)

 

The goalkeeper was also capped twice for the Scottish League representative side.

Born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Robb played for clubs including Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, before moving to England where he turned professional with Second Division club Birmingham. William went on to play in every match of Birmingham's 1914/15 season before returning to Scotland when English football was suspended for the First World War

Robb was signed to Rangers by Bill Struth in 1920 and stayed there for six years, making 251 appearances. From the end of the 1919/20 season until midway into the 1925/26 season, Robb played in every league and Scottish Cup match that Rangers were involved in. This run came to an end in October 1925 after an astonishing 241 consecutive matches. On the 31st of that same month, Robb made his international debut for Scotland, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win against Wales at Ninian Park, Cardiff.

Robb left Ibrox in 1926 to move to Hibernian. He won a second and final Scotland cap with the Easter Road side in 1927, playing again away to Wales, but this time the venue was Racecourse Ground in Wrexham. The result was also different, with the match finishing 2-2.

In 1930 the goalkeeper lost his place in the Hibernian team after dislocating a finger. Returning to England, Robb joined Southern League champions Aldershot Town. He contributed to the Club gaining election to the Football League in 1932, playing 177 matches for them in that league. The goalkeeper would go on to play two seasons for Guildford City, whom he helped to the championship of the Southern League.

Robb retired in 1939 at the age of 44 and died in 1976 in Aldershot, England.

 


 

Full name William Robb
Date of birth 20th March 1895
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland

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