Bobby Johnstone

Bobby-Johnstone1929 – 2001

Clubs: Hibernian, Manchester City, Oldham Athletic
Position: Outside right, Inside forward

The youngest member of Hibernian’s “Famous Five” forward line, Bobby first joined Hibernian FC in 1946. Hibs enjoyed much success during Johnstone’s time at the club and he won two league championship medals in 1951 and 1952. After leaving Easter Road, Bobby also became extremely popular with fans of Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. He won an FA Cup winners medal with City in 1956 and is regarded as one of the greatest ever players to play for Oldham. 17,000 fans turned up to watch his debut at Boundary Park in a Fourth Division match, more than four times the “Lactics” average attendance at the time. At international level, Johnstone played 17 times for Scotland, scoring 10 goals and made an additional six appearances for the Scottish League.