Bob Spottiswood

Bob Spottiswood
Personal information
Full name Robert Spottiswood
Date of birth (1884-01-20)20 January 1884
Place of birth Carlisle, England
Date of death 1st qtr 1966 (aged 8182)
Place of death Bromley, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Carlisle United
1908–1909 Croydon Common 11 (0)
1909–1915 Crystal Palace 178 (2)
1919–1920 Clapton Orient 1 (0)
Aberdare Athletic
1921 Treherbert
1922 Elsecar Main
Teams managed
1922–1924 Inter Milan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bob" Spottiswood (20 January 1884 – 1966)[1][2] was an English football player and manager.


Born in Carlisle, Spottiswood played as a half back for Carlisle United, Croydon Common, Crystal Palace, Clapton Orient, Aberdare Athletic, Treherbert, Sittingbourne and Elsecar Main.[1]

He later became a football manager, and was in charge of Inter Milan between 1922 and 1924.[3][4]

Personal life

His brother Joe was also a player.[1]

Bob Spottiswood died in early 1966, in Bromley, Greater London, aged 81 or 82.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Profile at
  2. King, Ian. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–2011. The Derby Books Publishing Company. p. 552. ISBN 9781780910468.
  3. (Italian) Profile at
  4. (Italian) Profile at

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