Bobby Wishart Player Profile

Personal

  • Born: March 10th, 1933 (Edinburgh)
  • Died: March 12th, 2020

Career

  • Position: Inside Forward
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    108 first team competitive appearances
    14 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Aberdeen, Airdrieonians, Raith Rovers


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1960-61 16 4 - - - -
1961-62 41 7 - - - -
1962-63 47 3 - - - -
1963-64 4- - - - -
TOTAL 108 14 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups: ?.


Biography


Holding the distinction of winning the Scottish League title with two different clubs, Bobby Wishart surely must be one of the unsung heroes of Scottish Football. Born in 1933 Wishart was seen as a stylish inside forward who would sign for Aberdeen from Merchiston Thistle in 1952, making his debut for The Dons during that same year.

Having fully established himself in the Aberdeen starting line-up during the 1954 season, Wishart would be seen as being instrumental in the club’s triumphant challenge for their first league title in the ’54/55 season. Also bagging a League Cup winners’ gong in 1956/57 while with The Dons, Wishart would make an impressive 236 appearances for the club, scoring 62 goals.

However, by 1961 many thought that Wishart’s best days were behind him and for the sum of £3500 the classy ball player was allowed to head down the road to Dens Park. The very next season would see Wishart help The Dee achieve glory as he won his second Championship title, but by this time the player was now making his significant contributions at left half.

Wishart was a key component of the 1962/63 team that would propel Dundee to European football prominence with some genuinely dominant displays in the European Cup, with Wishart appearing in every one of the club’s games of the competition. The player’s experience was often seen as key in both The Dark Blue’s march to the league title and their subsequent European successes, as was his propensity to score in big games. A habit he started with a brace on his debut for the club in a 3-2 derby win against Dundee United.

Unfortunately, Wishart’s purple patch at Dens was reasonably fleeting and by 1963 he fell out of favour at the club, missing out on Dundee’s unsuccessful Scottish Cup final appearance against Rangers in 1964. Hence it was no real surprise when he joined Airdrieonians in the August of that year on a free transfer, after having made 108 appearances for Dundee and scoring on 14 occasions.

After only making a handful of starts for Airdrie, Wishart was Kirkcaldy bound but an equally brief period at Starks Park for Raith Rovers would signal the end of his player career. After leaving the game Wishart would become secretary of the National Farming Union, going on to be a building society manager in Edinburgh until he retired in 1993.

Sadly Bobby Wishart would pass away in the January of 2020, having been selected twice to represent Scotland at under 23 level and twice being selected to be a part of the Scottish League XI select. Wishart would also be inducted into the Dundee Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Debut

January 7th, 1961
Dundee 3 - 0 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 7611- --
European Cup 81- --
Scottish Cup 71- --
League Cup 121- --
International Soccer League 5-- --
Totals: 10814- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 01/01/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 4
 28/12/63 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
 21/12/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 3
 11/09/63 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
 25/05/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 05/02/63 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H) 8 - 0
 15/12/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
 05/09/62 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs. Cologne (H) 8 - 1
 03/03/62 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
 23/12/61 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 01/01/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 4
 28/12/63 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 3
 11/09/63 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/05/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 06/05/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 01/05/63 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Milan (H)  1 - 0
 27/04/63 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 24/04/63 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Milan (A)  1 - 5
 20/04/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 15/04/63 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 2
 13/04/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  5 - 1
 08/04/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 05/04/63 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 1
 03/04/63 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 30/03/63 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 23/03/63 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 18/03/63 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 16/03/63 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 1
 13/03/63 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Anderlecht (H)  2 - 1
 09/03/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 06/03/63 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Anderlecht (A)  4 - 1
 05/02/63 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H)  8 - 0
 12/01/63 1st Round vs. Caledonian (A)  5 - 1
 05/01/63 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 3
 01/01/63 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 22/12/62 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  4 - 2
 15/12/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 08/12/62 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/62 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  10 - 2
 24/11/62 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 4
 17/11/62 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 10/11/62 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 03/11/62 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 31/10/62 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Sporting Lisbon (H)  4 - 1
 27/10/62 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 24/10/62 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Sporting Lisbon (A)  0 - 1
 20/10/62 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 13/10/62 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 2
 06/10/62 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 29/09/62 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 26/09/62 Preliminary Round 2nd Leg vs. Cologne (A)  0 - 4
 15/09/62 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 1
 08/09/62 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 05/09/62 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs. Cologne (H)  8 - 1
 29/08/62 Group 2 vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 25/08/62 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 22/08/62 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 18/08/62 Group 2 vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 15/08/62 Group 2 vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 11/08/62 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 3
 16/06/62 Section 1 vs. America (H)  2 - 3
 10/06/62 Section 1 vs. Palermo (H)  1 - 1
 03/06/62 Section 1 vs. Guadalajara (H)  3 - 2
 30/05/62 Section 1 vs. Hajduk Split (H)  3 - 3
 20/05/62 Section 1 vs. Reutlingen (H)  0 - 2
 28/04/62 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 0
 25/04/62 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 09/04/62 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 1
 07/04/62 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 24/03/62 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 06/03/62 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 03/03/62 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 24/02/62 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 3
 10/02/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 03/02/62 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 27/01/62 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 1
 24/01/62 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 20/01/62 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 1
 17/01/62 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 13/01/62 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 06/01/62 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 23/12/61 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 16/12/61 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 1
 02/12/61 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 25/11/61 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 18/11/61 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 4
 11/11/61 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  5 - 1
 04/11/61 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 28/10/61 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 2
 21/10/61 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 14/10/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 2
 07/10/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 3
 30/09/61 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 1
 23/09/61 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 02/09/61 Section 3 vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/61 Section 3 vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 26/08/61 Section 3 vs. Airdrie (A)  5 - 0
 23/08/61 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 19/08/61 Section 3 vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 3
 16/08/61 Section 3 vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 4
 12/08/61 Section 3 vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 29/04/61 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 22/04/61 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/04/61 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 2
 08/04/61 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 01/04/61 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 2
 25/03/61 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 20/03/61 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 18/03/61 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 2
 08/03/61 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 04/03/61 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 18/02/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 08/02/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  4 - 2
 21/01/61 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 14/01/61 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 0
 07/01/61 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  3 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 05/02/63 2nd Round vs. Montrose (H)  8 - 0
 15/12/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 05/09/62 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs. Cologne (H)  8 - 1
 03/03/62 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 23/12/61 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 16/12/61 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 1
 18/11/61 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 4
 04/11/61 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 23/08/61 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 12/08/61 Section 3 vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 29/04/61 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 08/02/61 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  4 - 2
 07/01/61 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  3 - 0
 07/01/61 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  3 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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