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Robert Ireland Pryde (25 April 1913 – 30 June 1998) was a Scottish footballer, who played for East Fife, St Johnstone and Blackburn Rovers. He also appeared as a guest player for West Ham United later in World War II.[2]

Bob Pryde
Personal information
Full name Robert Ireland Pryde[1]
Date of birth (1913-04-25)25 April 1913
Place of birth Methil, Fife, Scotland
Date of death 30 June 1998(1998-06-30) (aged 85)
Place of death Blackpool, England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1930 East Fife
1930–1932 St Johnstone 28 (0)
1933–1949 Blackburn Rovers 320 (11)
1949–1950 Wigan Athletic 22 (2)
Teams managed
1949–1952 Wigan Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In the summer of 1949, he joined Wigan Athletic as a player-manager. During the 1949–50 season, he played 22 games and scored two goals in the Lancashire Combination as the club finished as the league's runners-up. He decided to end his playing career before the start of the following season, and went on to win the league title as manager. He left the club in January 1952.[3]


As manager


  1. ^ "Bob Pryde". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8.
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (1996). The Latics: The Official History of Wigan Athletic F.C. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 76. ISBN 1-874427-91-7.

External linksEdit

  • Bob Pryde at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database