Saturday, April 13, 2013

13 April 1920 - He's A Keeper, All Right

On 13 April 1920, goalkeeper William Robb made the first of his club-record 241 consecutive appearances for Rangers.

The twenty-five year old had previously played for a variety of clubs in England and Scotland, including an early stint with Birmingham City, before Rangers manager Bill Struth signed him earlier that year. Struth then played him for the first time in a 2-1 win over Ayr United.

Robb went on to play every game for the remainder of the season, which ended with Rangers as league champions. He continued to appear in every game for the next five seasons, winning four more titles (1921, 1923, 1924, 1925). His run of consecutive appearances finally ended on 31 October 1925, though he continued to play for them until 1926.

After leaving Rangers, Robb played for Hibernian (1926-30) and Aldershot (1930-37) before finishing his career at Guildford City (1937-39).

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