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Bobby Hope
Personal information
Full name Robert Hope
Date of birth 28 September 1943 (1943-09-28) (age 66)
Place of birth    Bridge of Allan, Scotland
Playing position Inside forward (retired)
Youth career
1959–1960 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
West Bromwich Albion
Birmingham City
Philadelphia Atoms (loan)
Dallas Tornado (loan)
Sheffield Wednesday
Dallas Tornado (loan)
Dallas Tornado (loan)
Bromsgrove Rovers
336 (33)
034 0(5)
020 0(4)
022 0(3)
042 0(7)
018 0(0)
018 0(0)
002 0(2)
00? 0(?)   
National team
1968 Scotland 002 0(0)
Teams managed
Bromsgrove Rovers
Burton Albion
Bromsgrove Rovers

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

Robert "Bobby" Hope (born September 28, 1943 in Bridge of Allan, Scotland) is a Scottish former footballer who made more than 400 appearances as a midfielder in the Football League. He played more than 300 league games for West Bromwich Albion where he spent most of his club career. He won two caps for Scotland.

Hope played for West Brom between 1959 and 1972. A cultured, scheming inside-forward, he was the general in the team's midfield throughout the 1960s. Together with Clive Clark on the wing, Hope provided the ammunition for players like Tony Brown and Jeff Astle. Hope enjoyed success during this period, winning the League Cup in 1966 and FA Cup in 1968. He scored Albion's first goal in European competition when he found the net against DOS Utrecht in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup on 2 November 1966.[1]

He moved to Birmingham City in 1972, spending time on loan in the NASL with Philadelphia Atoms and Dallas Tornado, and later played for Sheffield Wednesday and Bromsgrove Rovers. He went on to manage Bromsgrove and Burton Albion. He returned to West Brom as a scout in later years.

Hope won only two full caps for Scotland, perhaps due to the abundance of Scottish midfield talent in this period. Since 2000 he has been West Bromwich Albion's chief scout.[2]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony; Mackenzie, Colin (1987). Albion! A Complete Record of West Bromwich Albion 1879-1987. Breedon Books. pp. p182. ISBN 0-907969-23-2.  
  2. ^ "Hope still on Albion duty". Express & Star. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2008-04-06.  

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