Bobby Moncur

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Bobby Moncur
Personal information
Full name Robert Moncur
Date of birth (1945-01-19) 19 January 1945 (age 73)
Place of birth Perth, Scotland
Playing position 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

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.

Post-football

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.[1]

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.[2] Moncur was awarded the freedom of Gateshead in November 2008.[3] He was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in January 2014.[4]

References

  1. ^ Fletcher, Paul (21 April 2004). "Moncur wants the pain to end". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Football legend wins cancer battle". Northern Echo. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Town freedom for football legend". BBC News. BBC. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Bobby Moncur reveals oesophageal cancer". BBC News. BBC. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2015.

External links

  • Bobby Moncur at Soccerbase
  • Bobby Moncur management career statistics at Soccerbase
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