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Bob Blyth
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Full name Robert Blyth
Date of birth 1870
Place of birth    Glenbuck, Scotland
Date of death    1941
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Glenbuck Cherrypickers
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*

1891–1894
1894–1899
1899–1901
Middlesbrough Ironopolis
Rangers
Preston North End
Portsmouth

010 0(2)
114 0(8)   
Teams managed
1901–1904 Portsmouth

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Robert Blyth (1870–1941) was the manager for the football club Portsmouth F.C. from 1901-1904.

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Football career

Blyth was born in Glenbuck Scotland and was a member of the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, playing alongside members of his extended family. He played as a wing-half, and his professional clubs included Rangers (1891-1894), Preston North End (1894-1899) and Portsmouth (1899-1901).

He became player–manager of Portsmouth in 1901, winning the 1901-02 Southern League title. After retiring from his post as manager, he later served Portsmouth as director and chairman.

Family

His brother William Blyth also played for Portsmouth, and his son Robert Blyth played for both Portsmouth and Southampton in the 1920s. His sister, Barbara, was mother of Bob Shankly and Bill Shankly.

Honours

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As manager

Portsmouth

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