Robert Scott (footballer, born 1870)

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Robert Scott
Personal information
Date of birth 2 October 1870
Place of birth Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position(s) Inside forward [1]
Senior career*
1888–? Airdrieonians 68 (46)
1893Celtic (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1894 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Scott (born 2 October 1870, date of death unknown) was a professional footballer who played for Scotland against Ireland in the 1893–94 British Home Championship. [2] Scott was born in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. [1]



Scott played for Airdrieonians for around ten years from 1888. [1] [3] During his time at the club, the "Diamonds" joined Division Two of the Scottish League in 1894. [4] Scott also had a one-match loan to Celtic on 29 April 1893. Scott was appearing in place of Mick Mulvey, and helped Celtic secure a 3–0 victory over Rangers, which ultimately led Celtic to win their first league title. [5] He suffered a broken leg just before the turn of the century which effectively ended his playing career. [1]

Scott made one appearance for Scotland, a 2–1 victory over Ireland on 31 March 1894, during the 1893–94 British Home Championship. [2]

Playing style

Scott was noted for his "fierce low shots". [1]


Scott's brother, Matthew Scott, also played for Airdrieonians and played for Scotland in 1898. [6]

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