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Bobby Atherton

Bobby Atherton

Clubs played for: Dalry Primrose, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Middlesbrough, Chelsea (1897-1906)

Born: 1876

Birthplace: Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales

Position: Midfielder/forward

Biography: Atherton moved to Scotland as a youngster but actually played international football for Wales. Was captain of Middlesbrough when he moved to Stamford Bridge but never played a first team game after aggravated an injury he suffered the previous season. Worked as a commercial traveller for a firm of office suppliers but was killed during WW1 when the submarine he was serving on was lost at sea.

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