Bobby Arber

Robert Leonard Arber (born 13 January 1951) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a defender.

Bobby Arber
Personal information
Full name Robert Leonard Arber
Date of birth (1951-01-13) 13 January 1951 (age 70)
Place of birth Poplar, London, England
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
1968–1969 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1970 Arsenal 0 (0)
1970–1973 Leyton Orient 31 (0)
1973–1974 Southend United 0 (0)
1974–1977 Rangers ? (?)
1977 Tooting & Mitcham United 7 (0)
1978–1979 Barking ? (?)
1979–1980 Sacramento Gold ? (?)
1980–1981 Atlanta Chiefs (indoor) 18 (0)
1980–1981 Atlanta Chiefs 15 (0)
Teams managed
1985–1986 Barking
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arber was born on 13 January 1951 in Poplar, London.[1] He started his footballing career as a youth player with Arsenal before joining Leyton Orient in March 1968.[1] He made 28 League appearances for Orient in the 1972-73 season but could not tie down a place in the first team and went to Southend United on loan, and then to play in South Africa.[1]

After retiring from playing, he worked as a coach at Barking and Woodford Town,[1] and managed Barking between January 1985 and December 1986.[2] He later worked as a youth coach at Tottenham Hotspur and a full-time scout at Arsenal.[1]



  • Bobby Arber at the English National Football Archive (subscription required). Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  • NASLJerseys profile. Retrieved 31 October 2013.


  1. ^ a b c d e Kaufman, Neilson N; Ravenhill, Alan E (2002). The Men Who Made Leyton Orient Football Club. Tempus Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 0752424122.
  2. ^ "Past Managers". The Online Home of the Blues Barking FC. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016.