Bobby Moncur

Robert Moncur (born 19 January 1945) is a Scottish former professional footballer. Moncur is most famous for his role as captain of Newcastle United in the late 1960s and of the Scottish national side in the early 1970s. Moncur was part of the Newcastle team that won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969, scoring three goals across the two legs of the final.[1]

Bobby Moncur
Personal information
Full name Robert Moncur
Date of birth (1945-01-19) 19 January 1945 (age 76)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1974 Newcastle United 296 (3)
1974–1976 Sunderland 86 (2)
1976–1977 Carlisle United 11 (0)
National team
1968–1972 Scotland 16 (0)
Teams managed
1976–1980 Carlisle United
1980–1981 Heart of Midlothian
1981–1983 Plymouth Argyle
1988–1989 Hartlepool United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Nowadays, Moncur makes semi-frequent appearances on Sky TV as a football pundit. Moncur currently holds the record of being the last Newcastle United captain to lift silverware for the club and is frequently quoted as wanting to lose this honour as quickly as possible.[2]

Personal life

In September 2007, Moncur was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and nine months later was informed that he was now in remission.[3] Moncur was awarded the freedom of Gateshead in November 2008.[4] He was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in January 2014.[5]

See also


  1. "Fifty years on: Newcastle's 1969 Fairs Cup triumph remembered". 11 June 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  2. Fletcher, Paul (21 April 2004). "Moncur wants the pain to end". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. "Football legend wins cancer battle". Northern Echo. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  4. "Town freedom for football legend". BBC News. BBC. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. "Bobby Moncur reveals oesophageal cancer". BBC News. BBC. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2015.