Robert Rodie Dalrymple (2 January 1880 – 26 July 1970) was a Scottish footballer who played as an inside forward.

Robert Dalrymple
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Personal information
Full name Robert Rodie Dalrymple[1]
Date of birth 2 January 1880
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Date of death 26 July 1970(1970-07-26) (aged 90)[2]
Place of death Worthing, England[3]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1899–1900 Westmarch
1900–1902 Abercorn 31 (11)
1902–1903 Heart of Midlothian 6 (2)
1902 → Kilbarchan (loan)
1903–1905 Plymouth Argyle 56 (16)
1905–1906 Rangers 12 (4)
1906–1907 Portsmouth
1907–1910 Fulham 98 (40)
1910–1920 Clapton Orient 139 (38)
Ton Pentre
Total 337 (108)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early lifeEdit

Dalrymple was born in Paisley.[1]

Playing careerEdit

He began his career with Westmarch before joining local Scottish Football League Second Division club Abercorn.[1] In 1902, he moved to Edinburgh to play for First Division side Heart of Midlothian.[4] Having spent time with Kilbarchan on loan,[5] Dalrymple scored on his debut for Hearts in a 1–1 draw with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian on 11 October 1902.[4] He went on to score two more goals that season, in a league game against Morton and a Scottish Cup tie at Ayr.[4] Having helped the club reach the 1903 Scottish Cup Final, he played in a 1–1 draw against Rangers at Celtic Park on 11 April 1903 and the replay one week later, which also ended in a draw.[6][7] Dalrymple received a runners-up medal after Hearts lost the second replay by two goals to nil on 25 April 1903, with 32,000 spectators in attendance.[8][9] He moved to England in the summer of 1903, joining Plymouth Argyle ahead of the club's first season in professional football.[10] He made his debut in a 1–0 win at West Ham United on 1 September 1903,[11] and scored his first goal at the end of the month as the club defeated Portsmouth 3-1.[12]

A versatile player,[5] Dalrymple scored the club's first goal in the FA Cup and scored a second later in the game as Argyle defeated Whiteheads by seven goals to nil in the first qualifying round.[11][12] He finished the season with 17 goals scored in all competitions, having made 43 appearances.[11] The following season, he was among the goals in the FA Cup again, earning Argyle a 1–1 draw at Newcastle United in the first round on 4 February 1905.[13][14] He scored a further 12 goals in league competition, including a brace in a 4–1 win against Southampton,[14] and won his first major title at the end of the season as the club were crowned Western Football League champions.[15] He moved back to Scotland in the summer of 1905, having scored 30 goals in 92 appearances for Plymouth Argyle, to sign for Rangers.[5] He made his debut on 19 August 1905 as they defeated Kilmarnock by three goals to two at Ibrox Stadium.[16] He scored his first goal in the return match at Kilmarnock on 6 January 1906, which Rangers won 3–1, and scored a hat-trick two weeks later in a 4–0 home win against Port Glasgow Athletic.[16]

In the Scottish Cup, Dalrymple scored a brace in victories against Arthurlie and Aberdeen.[16] He made 18 appearances in his one season with the club, scoring 8 goals.[16] Dalrymple returned to England in 1906, where he spent a season back in the Southern Football League with Portsmouth.[1] The following year, he joined Fulham ahead of their first season in The Football League. He scored 44 goals in 106 appearances over the next three years,[17] and helped the club reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1908, where they were beaten 6–0 by Newcastle United at Anfield.[18] In 1910, he moved to Clapton Orient and spent the next 9 years there, scoring 38 goals in 139 league games.[1] He finished his career back in the Southern League with Welsh side Ton Pentre.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Dalrymple served as a sergeant in the Football Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment during the First World War.[20] He died on 26 July 1970.[2]

HonoursEdit

Plymouth Argyle

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season Division League National Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Abercorn 1900–01[21] Scottish League Second Division 11 3 7 0 18 3
1901–02[21] 20 8 1 0 21 8
Total 31 11 8 0 39 11
Heart of Midlothian 1902–03[4] Scottish League First Division 6 2 8 1 14 3
Plymouth Argyle 1903–04[5] Southern League First Division 26 6 6 5 11[a] 6 43 17
1904–05[5] 30 4 4 1 15[a] 8 49 13
Total 56 10 10 6 26 14 92 30
Rangers 1905–06[16] Scottish League First Divisiion 13 4 2 4 3[b] 0 18 8
Fulham 1907–08[17] Second Division 33 19 6 3 39 22
1908–09[17] 31 12 2 0 33 12
1909–10[17] 29 7 2 1 31 8
1910–11[17] 5 2 0 0 5 2
Total 98 40 8 4 106 44
Total 204 67 36 15 29 14 269 96
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Western League.
  2. ^ Appearances in Glasgow Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 68. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ a b "DT92 ~ Bob Dalrymple". www.doingthe92.com. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "OUR HER-O's: Introducing the Orient players and staff that saw action in WWI". www.leytonorient.com. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Bob Dalrymple". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Robert Dalrymple". GoS-DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  6. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 1–1 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (11 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  7. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 0–0 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (18 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  8. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 2–0 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (25 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Scottish FA Cup 1902–03". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  10. ^ Tonkin, W. S. (1963). All About Argyle 1903–1963. Plymouth: E. J. Rickard Ltd. p. 14.
  11. ^ a b c Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 202–203. ISBN 0-907969-40-2.
  12. ^ a b Danes, Ryan (2009). Plymouth Argyle The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 144–145. ISBN 978-1-85983-710-8.
  13. ^ "First FA Cup tie between Argyle and Magpies went to three games". The Herald. 2 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  14. ^ a b Knight 1989, p. 204–205.
  15. ^ Tonkin, W. S. (1963). All About Argyle 1903–1963. Plymouth: E. J. Rickard Ltd. p. 118.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Rangers Player Robert Dalrymple, Games Played". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d e "Robert Dalrymple". Fulhamweb. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Football Club History Database – Fulham". fchd.info. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Dalrymple Bob Image 2 Fulham 1908". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Robert Rodie Dalrymple | Service Record | Football and the First World War". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  21. ^ a b Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.