Bobby Russell (II)

Bobby RussellBobby Russell came to Motherwell late in his career but he still managed to make over 150 first team outings. When Tommy McLean brought him to Motherwell from Rangers in 1987, a few eyebrows were raised but he proved to be another shrewd purchase. On his day he was a great midfielder, creative and forward thinking he scored a wonderful solo effort against both Old Firm clubs which recorded two wins in 1989, the first was in February as he weaved in and out of three challenges by the Celtic defence before calmly hitting home past a despairing Pat Bonnar which secured a 2-1 win, his next was against former employers Rangers in October at Fir Park in a 1-0 win.

Later in his career he went to Northern Ireland to play for former ‘Well player Colin O’Neill’s Coleraine. He then joined Ayr United but a serious knee problem would forced him to retire.

Robert Russell
5′ 10″
10st 10lbs
Date of Birth:
11th February 1957
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Shettleston Juniors 1977
Rangers 1977 1987
Motherwell 1987 1992
Ayr United 1992 1993
Arbroath 1993
Cowdenbeath 1993 1994
Cumbernauld United 1994 1995
Albion Rovers 1995 1997

Well Career:

Apps Goals
110 (21) 15
Scottish Cup:
5 (2) 1
League Cup:
10 (2) 2
2 0
127 (25) 18