Robert Smyth McColl
McColl, circa 1901
|Full name||Robert Smyth McColl|
|Date of birth||13 April 1876|
|Place of birth||St Rollox, Scotland|
|Date of death||25 November 1959(aged 83)|
|Place of death||Cathcart, Scotland|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|1901||Scottish League XI||1||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
McColl started his career with junior club Benmore in 1892 and moved to Queen's Park in 1894. He represented the Scottish League in 1901. He later played for Newcastle United. McColl remained in Newcastle for three years and returned to Glasgow in 1904 to play for Rangers. He returned to Queen's Park in 1907, although the restoration of his amateur status had to be decided by the board of the club beforehand. McColl finished his football career in 1912, scoring 6 goals in his penultimate game against Port Glasgow Athletic, a Scottish scoring record which stands to the present day.
McColl is now better known for lending his name to the newsagent chain RS McColl, which he set up in 1901 with his brother Tom. Due to this he became known as 'Toffee Bob'. He served as a sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps during the First World War.
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1||28 March 1896||Solitude Ground, Belfast||Ireland||1–0||3–3||BHC|
|2||28 March 1896||Solitude Ground, Belfast||Ireland||2–1||3–3||BHC|
|3||27 March 1897||Ibrox Park, Glasgow||Ireland||3–0||5–1||BHC|
|4||26 March 1898||Solitude Ground, Belfast||Ireland||2–0||3–0||BHC|
|5||18 March 1899||The Racecourse, Wrexham||Wales||2–0||6–0||BHC|
|6||18 March 1899||The Racecourse, Wrexham||Wales||5–0||6–0||BHC|
|7||18 March 1899||The Racecourse, Wrexham||Wales||6–0||6–0||BHC|
|8||25 March 1899||Celtic Park, Glasgow||Ireland||1–0||9–1||BHC|
|9||25 March 1899||Celtic Park, Glasgow||Ireland||4–0||9–1||BHC|
|10||25 March 1899||Celtic Park, Glasgow||Ireland||6–0||9–1||BHC|
|11||7 April 1900||Celtic Park, Glasgow||England||1–0||4–1||BHC|
|12||7 April 1900||Celtic Park, Glasgow||England||3–0||4–1||BHC|
|13||7 April 1900||Celtic Park, Glasgow||England||4–1||4–1||BHC|
- Joyce, Michael (16 October 2012). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939 (3rd Revised ed.). Tony Brown. p. 183. ISBN 9781905891610.
- "QPFC.com – A Historical Queen's Park FC Website". www.qpfc.com. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- "McColl Bob Image 2 Queen's Park 1901". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- "Robert Smyth McColl – Scotland Football League Record from 16 Mar 1901 to 16 Mar 1901 clubs – Queens Park". Londonhearts.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
- Cairney, John (15 April 2011). A Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Random House. ISBN 9781780570594.
- Robert Smyth McColl at the Scottish Football Association
- Pattullo, Alan (14 November 2011). "Pat Crerand and Terry Butcher among new boys in Hall of Fame". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- "Queen's Park And The Great War: 1914 To 1918" (PDF). p. 7. Retrieved 13 October 2016.