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FOYERS, Bob (1901)

Bob was born in Hamilton on 22nd June 1868. He was with Hamilton Palace Colliery before joining Burnbank Swifts and while with them he won a Scottish Junior Cup Winners medal in consecutive seasons in 1889 and 1890 as well as being chosen to represent his country at junior level too, and was signed by St Bernard’s of Edinburgh in 1890. While with them he received two caps for his country, in 1893 and1894, both against Wales.
Another honour which fell to him was an appearance for the Scottish Alliance side which met the Scottish League in 1892. Another honour was gained for the East of Scotland v. Lanarkshire at Airdrie in January 1892, he was said to be the best man on the field. He also made a single appearance for Heart of Midlothian. He was a left back, small in stature but very nimble.
In August 1895 he was transferred to Newcastle United, for what was then a substantial fee, £100. Appointed captain, he was a shrewd and hard working and while there he made 34 League appearances. There he remained until April 1897 when he returned to St Bernard’s before having a short spell with Clyde.
When he appeared for Accies he was very much in the veteran stage. In addition to his junior medals he also won a Scottish Cup medal while with the Saints in 1895 in a 2-1 triumph over Renton at Ibrox in front of a crowd of 13,500.
To  trade he was a mechanical engineer. He had lived in Bothwell as a young man and on his retirement he was a resident of Bannockburn and it was while on a visit to Glasgow that his death occurred on 16th August 1942.

Debut on 17th August 1901 in a Scottish League match at home to Port Glasgow Athletic.

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Full Name
Robert Foyers

Left back

22 June 1868

16 August 1942

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17 August 1901

Last Game


Clubs Played For

Hamilton Palace Colliery
Burnbank Swifts
St Bernard's
Heart of Midlothian
Newcastle United
St Bernard's
Hamilton Academical