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Bob McNab

Arsenal FC

4 caps, 0 goals

P 4 W 1 D 3 L 0 F 5: A 3
*(actual F 5: A 3)
63% successful

1968-69

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
350

Profile

Full name Robert McNab (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 20 July 1943 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire [registered in Huddersfield, September 1943].
Married to Carol Linton [registered in Huddersfield, June 1965]. One daughter, Mercedes Alice, born in British Colombia.
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 6lbs [1969].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing football as a schoolboy in Huddersfield. He was spotted playing for Mold Green Civic Youth Club FC by Huddersfield Town AFC, whom he signed amateur forms with in 1961, turning professional in April 1962. His defensive qualities were noted by Arsenal FC, who signed him after 68 league appearances, in October 1966 for £40,000, a transfer fee record for a full-back. After 278 league appearances and his only four goals, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC signed him on a free transfer in July 1975 and after thirteen league appearances, he joined NASL team San Antonio Thunder, playing twelve league matches, scoring once. McNab returned to England  and Barnet FC in 1976. He returned to the NASL the following summer with Vancouver Whitecaps, stepping up to becomie their player-coach.
Club honours Football League Cup runners-up 1967-68, 1968-69; Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners 1969-70; FA Cup winners 1970-71, runners-up 1971-72; Football League Champions 1970-71;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance).
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing, McNab remained in a coaching role with Vancouver Whitecaps, who were competing in the NASL in 1979. He went on to coach Tacuma Stars of the MISL until he was sacked in 1986.  He stelled in Los Angeles and briefly coached San Jose Grizzlies, and also Portsmouth FC in a caretaker capacity in December 1999 following the sacking of Alan Ball. He relinquished the post a month later when Tony Pulis took the post on a permanent basis.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number 854th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
First match No. 426, 6 November 1968, Romania 0 England 0, a friendly match at Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti, aged 25 years 109 days.
Last match No. 430, 3 May 1969, Northern Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 25 years 287 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1968-69;
Team honours British Championships winners 1968-69;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Bob was a joiner by trade, but in the 1970's was reported to have two betting shops. Currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is a property developer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.164/5./Various Media

 

Bob McNab - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6+ 4 1 3 1 0 350 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bob McNab - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 1 1 1.50 0.50 75.0 +1
All 4 1 3 0 5 3 +2 1 1 1.25 0.75 62.5 +1

 

Bob McNab - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 0 0 1.667 1.00 66.7 +1
Red 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 4 1 3 0 5 3 +2 1 1 1.25 0.75 62.5 +1

 

Bob McNab - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 3 0 3 0 2 2 =0 1 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0
All 4 1 3 0 5 3 +2 1 1 1.25 0.75 62.5 +1

 

Bob McNab - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1968-69 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Bob McNab - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 4 full capsx

Age 25
1 426 6 November 1968 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti Fr AD sub 10 ?
2 427 11 December 1968 - England 1 Bulgaria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 3
3 428 15 January 1969 - England 1 Romania 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 3
4 430 3 May 1969 - Northern Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 3
- 431 7 May 1969 - England 2 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad/sub -
- 432 10 May 1969 - England 4 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad/sub -

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