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Rover of the Day: Bobby Gilfillan

29 June 2020

Bobby Gilfillan born 29th June, 1938

Cowdenbeath-born Bobby had the distinction of being the only player awarded a medal for both the 1965-66 and the 1968-69 Division Four Championship seasons.

A versatile player, he started out as a winger with Newcastle United, Raith Rovers and Southend United before joining Rovers in November 1965. He helped Rovers to promotion as Champions in his first season, scoring six goals. Three years later he repeated the feat, appearing in 34 games and contributing seven goals. Later in his career at Rovers he often filled in as a left-back. He left Rovers in June 1971 and subsequently played for Northwich Victoria.

He died in 2012, aged 74. His overall Rovers record was 38 goals from 204 appearances.

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