Currie Bob Image 1 Bury 1910

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Kilwinning, Ayrshire born inside left Bob Currie began his football career with Arthurlie before signing for First Division club Middlesbrough in February 1903, making his Football League debut against Newcastle United the same month, scoring his only goal for ‘Boro in his third and final outing in a 1-1 draw with Stoke that April. He returned to Scotland to join Abercorn that summer, and played for Kilwinning Rangers for two seasons from 1904 before returning to Scottish League action with Morton in 1906.

He signed for First Division Bury in March 1907 and soon established himself as a first team regular. In his best season, 1909-10, he scored 13 goals including a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Nottingham Forest in January 1910 and the following season scored another treble in a 4-0 win over former club Middlesbrough that November, Currie claiming 11 goals in the season and being a near ever present, missing only one match. But he lost his place in November 1911 and played only 4 more matches for Bury before a transfer to Heart of Midlothian in the 1912 close season after 35 goals in 124 appearances for The Shakers.

He played 32 matches for Hearts during 1913-14, scoring 6 goals but returned to England in the summer of 1914 to join North Eastern League club Darlington, and his career was effectively ended by the onset of the First World War.

Currie’s brothers Duncan and Sam were also footballers, Duncan played with him at Hearts and during the First World War he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. Sam had a successful career with Leicester City, where he was club captain, and Wigan Borough, playing both sides of the War.

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