Robert Skinner was a 5ft 6in Centre Forward who played for Kilmarnock, St. Mirren, Morton, Dunfermline, Ayr United and Airdrieonians.


Bobby signed for Saint Mirren F.C under then manager Johnny Cochrane in May 1923, He made 4 appearances scoring 1 goal before leaving to join Morton on October 1923
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Bobby joined Dunfermline in February 1924 and became an instant favourite with the Pars fans but a disagreement over his share of his transfer and a demand to be paid over the close season saw him transferred to Ayr United.
In May 1924 Bobby Joined Ayr United under manager Jimmy Hay for £150, Bobby failed to settle at Somerset Park despite scoring 8 goals in 14 appearances including a hat trick against Hearts. 

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The Dunfermline Board realised they made a mistake and re-signed him for a bargain £75. Bobby finished that season netting 22 goals to finish off 1924/25. Bobby then went into the history book in the 1925/26 season when he scored 53 times which saw Dunfermline lift the 2nd Division Championship Title. His record was beaten the following season when George Camsell scored 59 goals for Middlesburgh.

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In 1927 while playing for Dunfermline Bobby played in the Inter League match against the Irish League in Belfast on the 12th October, this would be his only cap, He scored 2 times.
The following season he single-handedly kept the club in the 1st Division but due to the position of the club both on and off the field of play Bobby was sold to Airdrie in November 1927 for £2500.
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Bobby broke his leg on his debut for Airdrie but recovered well and he finished is career at Broomfield Park, finishing with 193 Goals in 259 appearances. Broomfield Park was demolished in 1994.

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 Robert Skinner Master Mason, Lodge Shettleston Saint John No.128. Initiated Oct 27th 1921, Passed Jan 18th 1922, Raised May 17th 1922 & Mark Oct 26th 1922

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