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Bob Latchford

Bob Latchford

Clubs played for: Birmingham City, Everton, Swansea City, Coventry City, NAC Breda, Lincoln City, Newport County (loan), Merthyr Tydfil (1967-1987)

Born: 1951

Birthplace: Birmingham

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: England international forward owned a children's clothes shop in Swansea, before moving to Redditch to work for a firm selling nuts and bolts, was a marketing manager of bookmakers Ladbrokes and youth development officer at Birmingham, now lives in Germany but travels home to work the after dinner circuit writes a column for an Everton website.

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Latchford, Bob I was there when Bob scored his 30th goal. A penalty. He scuffed it and it rolled in. Fantastic.
10-01-22 Gary mouse

Latchford, Bob Just spoke to his daughter in law through my work and it reminded me of a fantastic favourite player of mine from a few years ago dont make centre forwards like that now always hoped he would come up to Glasgow and sign for Rangers.
29-07-21 Barclay McCran

Latchford, Bob Big bad Bob Latchford probably my ultimate hero brummie boy who went onto score 30 goals in top division & play for England! Always recall him kicking his goalkeeping brother Pete to score for us @ hawthorns!!

Latchford, Bob While sitting at a table in a cafe on the top of Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa, I got chatting to the man next to me who eventually gave me his business card, it said Colin Latchford, I said the only other Latchford I knew was my boyhood hero Bob, he said, yes, he's my cousin!

Latchford, Bob Bob was popular at Blues. But I do remember as a 15 year old being in the stands at St Andrews and hearing an old guy - at least in his 70's - shouting, after Bob had missed another sitter, 'he'll never make a centre forward as long as he's got an 'ole in 'is arse!'. Alan Brunt

Latchford, Bob As a blues fan i meet Bob at Halfords in Redditch where he was living. By he looked like he could still play but he told me it was his knees that had gone. Not long after he lost his wife and moved to Germany

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