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Bobby Russell (footballer, born 1957)

Robert Russell (born 11 February 1957 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who is best known for his time with Rangers.

Bobby Russell
Personal information
Full name Robert Russell
Date of birth (1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 62)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1987 Rangers 250 (31)
1987–1992 Motherwell 131 (15)
1992–1993 Ayr United 4 (1)
1993 Arbroath 1 (0)
1994 Cowdenbeath 6 (0)
1994–1995 Cumbernauld United
1995–1997 Albion Rovers 13 (0)
National team
1978–1984 Scotland U21[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Russell joined Rangers from Shettleston Juniors in 1977 and made his first team debut against Aberdeen on 13 August that year, aged only 20. The game ended in a 3–1 defeat, however Rangers went on to win the treble that season and Russell cemented his place on the right side of the midfield.

He made 370 appearances for the club and won a league championship, two Scottish Cups and four Scottish League Cups. He left Rangers and joined Motherwell in 1987 and was part of the side that won the 1990–91 Scottish Cup.


Russell returned to Rangers as part of the youth coaching set up. Bobby Russell helps out in Aurora, Ontario with the Aurora Stingers with special clinics.

Russell resides in Aurora Ontario, where he coaches finishing school, for young footballers.


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