Robert Bobby Williamson is professionally known as Bobby Williamson, a Scottish football player, and manager. He played as a striker for the football club Kilmarnock, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion, Ranger, and Clydebank.
Bobby Williamson was born on 13th August 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland, as Robert Williamson. He holds a Scottish nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Bobby Williamson Playing Career
Bobby Williamson began his career with "Clydebank Football Club," a Scottish junior football club based in the town of Clydebank, as a striker. From 1980 to 1983, he made a total of 70 appearances and scored 28 goals.
Further with the transfer amount of 100,000, he switched to "Ranger Football Club." Unfortunately, after five months of signing to Ranger, he broke his right leg on a night out during a seasonal tour to Australia.
Williamson made his comeback in December 1984. He then moved to West Bromwich Albion in 1986, in part-exchange for Jimmy Nicholl, a Canadian-Northern Ireland, former international footballer. He has also played in the Football League for the football club, “Rotherham United," where he appeared in 93 games and scored 49 goals in two years.
In 1990, he moved back to Scotland from England and joined Kilmarnock Football team, a Scottish football team based in the town of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. For the club, he made 145 appearances and scored 38 goals. The team became his last club as a player.
Bobby Williamson Managerial Career
Following the departure of former footballer/manager, Alex Totten, Williamson became the manager of Kilmarnock football club. As a manager, in the first season of the club, “Kilmarnock” won the “1997 Scottish Cup Final." There he also attracted prominent players including former French international Christopher Cocard, Ian Durrant, and former Scotland International Ally McCoist.
In 2002, he switched to "Hibernian football club" and inherited a team that had gone league games without a single victory. It was a great challenge to him, but a win against St Johnstone in Williamson’s first match gathered him, huge respect and popularity.
<>Because of the economic crisis at the club, he had to take out various senior players. However, Hibs established several excellent young players, including Steven Whittaker, Kevin Thomson, Garry O’Connor, and Scott Brown.
After two years, Williamson joined Plymouth Argyle and by winning his first match with the club, they were promoted to the Football Leagues Championship. Nonetheless, pecuniary constraints at the club resulted in some of the signings which made to his termination, and was replaced by Tony Pulis.
Following demise, Williamson made his appearance as a pundit on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound. Further, he was appointed as a Chester City manager, and his first Football League match charge of Chester ended in a 0-0b draw with a Chesterfield. After mid-season, the club began to fall speedily, winning only one out of 14 games since Boxing Day and unfortunately Williamson was sacked from the club.
In mid-2008, Williamson joined Uganda's national football team as a coach replacing Csaba Laszlo. Shortly after his appointment, he was given the ultimatum of winning his first two games against Benin and Niger to expand a contract. Additionally, he led his Uganda team to the 2011 CECAFA Cup as well as steadily improved their FIFA World Ranking.
Before joining Kenya's national team, he was a manager at Gor Mahia Football club for 1 year. In Kenya, he was replaced by Stanley Okumbia in February 2016.
Bobby Williamson Personal life; Is he Married?
Bobby Williamson, 59, is quite confidential. about his personal life. He is currently married to his wife, Michelle, and has a daughter named Saoirse who is 7 years old.
Bobby Williamson Net Worth and Salary
As of 2021, Bobby Williamson has a net worth of $1 million. As per our research, he received up to $30,000 in salary per year from the former FKF administration. Throughout his career, he has played for several football clubs and served as a manager for different football clubs including Uganda, Kenya, Chester City, and many others.
In 2016, Bobby was fired by Harambee Stars for which he filed a case in the court and asked for Sh55 million in compensation from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and was awarded by the Employment and Labour Courts for unlawful dismissal in 2019.