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About Bob Crompton:
“There is no better football general anywhere than Bob. He understands the game thoroughly from A to Z; he is an ideal captain. He is a scrupulously fair back, and one of his great specialities – I can speak from very good experience – is that method of his in, shall I say? “frightening” a forward the ball.

“Sometimes I have been playing against the Rovers’ captain, and when the ball has been in my possession and I have been taking it along the wing, I have found that Bob has not tackled me, but kept at my side until I have found that the tendency has been to be “nerved” off the ball. It being a sort of a “shadowing” business. Each second you expect that he is coming on you, and frequently as the result of his tactics you have found yourself beaten. Bob appears to be on the point of tackling you any moment, and it is that uncertain feeling which you have about his next move that upsets your calculations.

“Mind you, Bob can tackle if he likes, and very well too.”
(Aston Villa-legend: Joe Bache: Dundee Evening Telegraph: June 5, 1913.)

Born: September 26, 1879: Blackburn (Lancashire).
Passed away: March 16, 1941: Blackburn (Lancashire).
Burried: Blackburn Cemetery: March 20, 1941.
** Bob Crompton resided at Blackpool (Holmfield Road) at the time of his death, but he fell ill during a match at Ewood Park and died in hospital in Blackburn on the night of March 16, 1941.

Position: Right back.

Height: 179 cm. (5ft. 10½in.);
Weight: 84 kilos (12st. 4lb.).

Career:
Ross and Thistle: 1894.
Blackburn Trinity: 1895.
Blackburn Rovers: Signed: September 29, 1896.
* 1896-97: 2-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1897-98: 1-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1898-99: 33-1 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1899-00: 34-1 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1900-01: 24-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1901-02: 31-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1902-03: 28-0 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1903-04: 32-1 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1904-05: 27-3 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup);
* 1905-06: 36-0 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1906-07: 29-1 (Football League 1); 5-0 (FA Cup);
* 1907-08: 33-1 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1908-09: 31-1 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1909-10: 25-0 (Football League 1); 2-0 (FA Cup);
* 1910-11: 31-1 (Football League 1); 6-0 (FA Cup);
* 1911-12: 33-0 (Football League 1); 7-0 (FA Cup);
* 1912-13: 31-0 (Football League 1); 4-0 (FA Cup);
* 1913-14: 33-0 (Football League 1); 3-0 (FA Cup);
* 1914-15: 34-4 (Football League 1); 1-0 (FA Cup);
* 1915-16:
* 1917-18:
* 1919-20: 2-0 (Football League 1); 0-0 (FA Cup).
Manager: Blackburn Rovers: Appointed: December 1, 1926.
** Left position: February 1, 1931.
Manager: Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic: Appointed: June 1, 1935.
** Left position: February 1, 1936.
Manager: Blackburn Rovers: Appointed: April 1, 1938.
** Held position until his death.

Merits:
England A 41-0: (v. Wales: March 3, 1902; v. Ireland: March 22, 1902; v. Scotland: May 3, 1902; v. Wales: March 2, 1903; v. Scotland: April 4, 1903; v. Wales: February 29, 1904; v. Ireland March 12, 1904; v. Scotland: April 9, 1904; v. Ireland: February 17, 1906; v. Wales: March 19, 1906; v. Scotland: April 7, 1906; v. Ireland: February 16, 1907; v. Wales: March 18, 1907; v. Scotland: April 6, 1907; v. Ireland: February 15, 1908; v. Wales: March 16, 1908; v. Scotland: April 4, 1908; v. Austria: June 6, 1908; v. Austria: June 8, 1908; v. Hungary: June 10, 1908; v. Bohemia: June 13, 1908; v. Ireland: February 13, 1909; v. Wales: March 15, 1909; v. Scotland: April 3, 1909; v. Hungary: May 29, 1909; v. Hungary: May 31, 1909; v. Austria: June 1, 1909; v. Wales: March 14, 1910; v. Scotland: April 2, 1910; v. Ireland: February 11, 1911; v. Wales: March 13, 1911; v. Scotland: April 1, 1911; v. Ireland: February 10, 1912; v. Wales: March 11, 1912; v. Scotland: March 23, 1912; v. Ireland: February 15, 1913; v. Wales: March 17, 1913; v. Scotland: April 5, 1913; v. Ireland: February 14, 1914; v. Wales: March 16, 1914; v. Scotland: April 4, 1914).
Football League XI 17-0: (v. Irish League: October 10, 1908).
Football League First Division Winner: 1911-12 (Blackburn Rovers), 1913-14 (Blackburn Rovers).
Football League Second Division Winner: 1938-39 (Blackburn Rovers / Manager)
FA Cup Winner: 1927-28 (Blackburn Rovers / Manager).
Lancashire Cup Winner: 1901-02 (Blackburn Rovers).

Image(s):
Athletic News: December 7, 1903.
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Leeds Mercury: February 14, 1914.
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