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Bobby McKay

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Bobby McKay
Personal information
Full name Robert McInnes McKay
Date of birth (1900-09-02)2 September 1900
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 24 May 1977(1977-05-24) (aged 76)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Inside right
Youth career
Quarry Brae
Parkhead White Rose
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vale of Clyde
Neilston Victoria
1921–1925 Morton 142 (28)
1925–1926 Rangers 25 (7)
1926–1928 Newcastle United 28 (11)
1928–1930 Sunderland 49 (17)
1930–1932 Charlton Athletic
1932–1935 Bristol Rovers 91 (17)
1935–1936 Newport County
National team
1925[1] Scottish League XI 1 (0)
1927 Scotland 1 (0)
Teams managed
1939 Dundee United
1947–1949 Ballymena United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert McInnes McKay (2 September 1900 – 24 May 1977) was a Scottish football player and manager. He played for Morton, Rangers, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Charlton Athletic, Bristol Rovers and Newport County, and represented Scotland once. After retiring as a player, McKay managed Dundee United and Ballymena United.


McKay was a member of Morton's 1922 Scottish Cup-winning team in his first season as a professional[2] before playing for Rangers.[3] In November 1926, he signed for Newcastle United in a £2,750 deal, where he won the League championship that season, scoring a hat-trick on his debut. Two years later he transferred to Sunderland, moving between the Tyne–Wear derby clubs in an exchange deal with defender Bob Thomson.[4] McKay won one Scotland cap in 1927 during his time with Newcastle.

McKay took his first steps into management with Dundee United in July 1939 but managed only four League matches before the outbreak of war caused the suspension of the competition in September 1939. When it was decided to abandon the League programme, McKay's contract was terminated and he left the club, just three months after arriving.[5]


Greenock Morton
Newcastle United


  1. ^ (SFL player) Robert McKay, London Hearts Supporters Club
  2. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ (Rangers player) McKay, Robert, FitbaStats
  4. ^ Player profile: Robert Thomson, Toon1892
  5. ^ "Dundee United A – Z ( M )". Dundee United FC website. Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2007.

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