Bobby Campbell, Northern Irish footballer, Died at 60


Robert McFaul “Bobby” Campbell was born on September 13, 1956, in Belfast and died on November 15, 2016.

He was a Northern Irish former international footballer who played as a centre forward.

He started his career at Aston Villa, making his professional debut in April 1974.

Campbell failed to establish himself in the first team, making 10 league appearances for the club before being sold to Huddersfield Town in May 1975.

Bobby joined Sheffield United in 1977, but left the club after just one season.

Campbell briefly returned to Huddersfield Town for a second spell before signing for Halifax Town.

During December 1979, he joined Bradford City.

Bobby made over 300 appearances for the club, and became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with a total of 143 goals.

Playing for Bradford he won promotion from Division Four in the 1981-82 season and the Football League Division Three title in 1984–85, the latter of which paled into insignificance when 56 spectators were killed in a stand fire while playing Lincoln City in the final game of the season.

During April 1982, he was included in the Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming British Home Championship, and was subsequently capped twice during the tournament.

Campbell was also selected by his country for the 1982 FIFA World Cup later that year, but failed to make an appearance.

He left Bradford in 1986 and joined Wigan Athletic, where he finished his playing career.

After retired from football in 1988, Campbell ran a working men’s club in Huddersfield.

Robert McFaul “Bobby” Campbell passed away at 60 years old.