West Brom Legend Bobby Hope Passed Away at 78
It’s with the most profound sorrow to inform you of the Scottish footballer who is well-known for his magnificent play in West Brom club. Sadly, Bobby Hope passed away on June 10, 2022, at the age of 78. May he rest in peace.
He was born on September 28, 1943, in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Hope was originally from Stirlingshire and also earned seven Scotland caps during an outstanding playing career.
He was a legendary figure at the Hawthorns and helped the Baggies to League Cup and FA Cup successes in the late 1960s. Hope debuted in West Brom’s first team in 1960 after coming through the Midlands club’s academy.
West Brom fans will remember him and his talent and abilities as the man who provided the openings for prolific goal-scorers Jeff Astle and Tony Brown. As it was, from 1960 to 1972, Hope bagged 33 goals for West Brom during 336 league appearances.
He brought a lot of honors to Scotland. Hope made more than 300 league appearances and helped the club win two major trophies. Also besides that two wins, he won seven caps for Scotland.
It was on November 2, 1966, that Bobby scored Albion’s first competitive goal in European competition in a 1-1 draw away to D.O.S Utrecht, in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Also, during his 23-year playing career, he played for Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday, and Bromsgrove Rovers. When he was in the United States, Hope spent time on loan at the Philadelphia Atoms and Dallas Tornado.
So his major career was in West Bromwich Albion F.C. and after that, he played in these clubs in order of year:
- Birmingham City
- Philadelphia Atoms
- Dallas Tornado
- Sheffield Wednesday
- Dallas Tornado
- Bromsgrove Rovers
In 1989, he got returned to Bromsgrove, after five years at the helm he took over at Burton Albion. Also, Hope returned to West Brom as a scout after the year 1994 when his time as a manager came to an end.
Some believed that Hope was so influential that if you stop him, you stop Albion. That was some salute given the side WBA had at the time. May he rest in peace.
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Bobby Hope Passed Away
The actual death reason has not been disclosed yet after Bobby Hope passed away. For now, we are waiting on the autopsy report on his passing. Also, there is no specific information about his personal life.
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The first time West Bromwich Albion which is his formal club, shared the sad news and added: ”West Bromwich Albion Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of 1966 League Cup and 1968 FA Cup winner Bobby Hope. The thoughts of all at The Hawthorns are with Bobby’s family and friends at this desperately sad time.”
Owner of DH Angling, Angling Trust Ambassador, and supporter of WBA, shared his sadness and said: ”Sad to learn about the passing of Albion legend Bobby Hope today. I was fortunate enough to see him play when I was very young and what a brilliant midfield player he was. Rest in peace.”
”Bobby Hope. And what’s not been said before me. . He was in my first Albion team I watched in 1969. Lovely footballer. And then 25yrs later he was making me a Cuppa and a Sarnie when he had the sandwich shop on Temple St in the town. A very sad day. Legend. Absolutely !!!” Dean Bamford shared on Twitter.
Bromsgrove Rovers FC 1885-2010 said: ”Very sadly, Bobby Hope, former player & the most successful manager in the history of Bromsgrove Rovers has passed away. He led the club to the highest position in its history, second in the GM Vauxhall Conference & to its furthest in the FA Cup, the Third Round. RIP.”
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