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Bobby Sibbald

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Position Right back
Born 25 Jan 1948, Hebburn (England)
Height 170 cm
Weight 65 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Jan 1965 01 Feb 1969 2 0 £0
York City 01 Feb 1969 01 Jul 1971 79 7  
Southport 01 Jul 1971 01 Jun 1977 240 13  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1966 - 1967 0(1)   0   0   0   0  
1967 - 1968 1   0   0   0   0  
Total 1(1)   0   0   0   0  

Jabba's Comments

Bobby Sibbald never managed to get himself ahead of Paul Reaney in the right-back reckoning, but he did okay when he moved to York, captaining the side in 1969-70. He moved on to Southport and enjoyed a good run with the side as they won the 4th Division in 1973, and spent a few summers playing for the LA Aztecs in the NASL - getting to play alongside Best and Cruyff into the bargain. He settled out in the USA and was appointed assistant coach at the Aztecs in 1980.

Andrew Osler says: We lived down the street from him in Southport when I was a nipper in the mid-70s (next door was Mick Hartland). When we had a family jolly to LA in 1980 we stayed at his house, and saw an Aztecs game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. I was very young at the time, and my mother doesn't remember such things, but there was another "very famous" foreign player at Sibbald's gaff one night, I don't remember who, but I do have a photo of a couple of large feet - I like to think they're Cruyff's.

Rebecca Sibbald says: I am a Sibbald but I'm not sure if I am related to him.

Eugene William Sibbald says: I saw Bobby Sibbald play in San Diego against the San Diego Sockers when he was with the Los Angeles Aztecs.

Jeff Scott says: I was a ball boy for the LA Aztecs in the 1970's and got to see Bobby train every day. What a great guy! On match days I sat on the bench with the players, and Bobby was one of my favorites, along with GK Graham Horn and or course George Best. What a lucky kid I was to spend my afternoons with these players at age 12-14. I'll never forget it as long as I live!

Phil Chadwick - Witton Albion Secretary says: Just to let you know Bobby Sibbald played 5 matches (1 goal) for Witton Albion during between the 3rd & 27th December 1977 prior I believeto him going to LA

claire maire stone (horn) says: my father knows bobby sibbald from the la aztecs his name is graham horn and i was very chuffed to this written about him if there is anybody out there that wants to get in contact with him i have supplied my e-mail address

rebecca stokes says: Bobby Sibbald is my great uncle. He is still in the States and doing well. There is a photograph of him in a team line up somewhere around.

cindy coppley says: hi everyone. bobby sibbald happens to be my uncle. there is a photograph of him when leeds united had a photo shoot in the 60's. he won quite a few trophies, my son ben has been given them. he played in the first team for leeds on quite a few occasions. i was fortunate to be able to watch him play at newcastle. must say he had a good female following!! i spent my 18 birthday at his home in southport with his wife brenda, sons robert and jonathan in 1974 and had a great time. as there is only 8 years between the two of us we were more like brother and sister, if i remember rightly he was given the freedom of the city and my grandfather (bobby's dad)was invited as surprise guest. unfortunately, i haven't seen him in a long while however, i am hoping that will change next year when my husband (a keen leeds fan)_our daughter and myself visit my sister in canada. we do however,exchange cards at christmas. p.s. when bobby played for leeds he brought terry hibbert to stay at my grandparents home for the weekend. i had a great time playing football with them both although jack charlton was my favourite player at the time

Mike says: Last I heard, a few years ago, Bobby was living in Redondo Beach, Calfornia, and selling, very sucessfully, hair care products

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