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

Bob Spottiswood
Personal information
Full name Robert Spottiswood[1]
Date of birth (1884-01-20)20 January 1884
Place of birth Carlisle, England
Date of death 1st qtr 1966 (aged 81–82)
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


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 lifeEdit

His brother Joe was also a player.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e Profile at
  2. ^ King, Ian. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–2011. The Derby Books Publishing Company. p. 552. ISBN 9781780910468.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Profile at
  4. ^ (in Italian) Profile at Archived 27 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine