Robert McSkimming (footballer, born 1888)

Robert Scott McSkimming (1888–1954) was a Scottish footballer who played for clubs including Albion Rovers (two spells), The Wednesday,[1] Motherwell[2] (on a long-term loan during World War I) and Helensburgh, as a centre half.[3][4]

Bob McSkimming
Personal information
Full name Robert Scott McSkimming
Date of birth 1888
Place of birth Glenboig, Scotland
Date of death 1954 (aged 6566)
Place of death East Kilbride, Scotland
Position(s) Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Douglas Park
1907–1910 Albion Rovers 50 (3)
1910–1920 The Wednesday 182 (0)
1915Wishaw Thistle (loan)
1916–1919Motherwell (loan) 92 (3)
1920–1923 Albion Rovers 71 (0)
1920–1923 Helensburgh 59 (3)
Total 454 (9)
National team
1918 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

McSkimming was selected to play for Scotland in an unofficial international in 1918.[5]


  1. Bob McSkimming, The Sheffield Wednesday Archive
  2. Robert McSkimming, MotherWELLnet
  3. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. McSkimming Bob Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1910, Vintage Footballers
  5. Scotland v England 2-0 (International: June 8, 1918), 9 June 1918 (via Play Up, Liverpool)