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Bob Latchford

Everton FC

12 caps, 5 goals

P 12 W 8 D 3 L 1 F 27: A 11
*(actual F 20: A 9)
79% successful

1977-79

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
8
79

Profile

Full name Robert Dennis Latchford (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 18 January 1951 in King's Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Birmingham, March 1951].
Married to Judith Cresswell [registered in Birmingham, March 1969].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 0lbs [1977].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football up until he joined Birmingham City FC as an apprentice, turning professional in August 1968. After 160 league appearances and 68 goals, he joined Everton FC in February 1974 for a �80,000 fee plus two players, although it is now deemed, retrospectively a British Record Transfer Fee for �350,000, a fee repaid with 106 goals in 236 league appearances. Swansea City FC signed Latchford in July 1981 for �125,000, 87 league matches followed, with another 35 goals. Travelled to Netherlands in February 1984 to play for NAC Breda (16 league appearances, 13 goals), but returned before the summer to join Coventry City FC. After a season at Highfield Road, twelve league goals and two goals, he joined Lincoln City FC for another two goals in fifteen league appearances. He was loaned to Newport County AFC, in January 1986, where he played his final twenty league matches, scoring five times. Turned out for Merthyr Tydfil FC in 1986-87. He retired in 1987.
Club honours FA Youth Cup runners-up 1966-67; Football League Cup winners 1976-77; Welsh Cup winners 1981-82, 1982-83, 1986-87;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1974-75; Football League (one appearance).
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 932nd players (933) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 517, 16 November 1977, England 2 Italy 0, a World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, substituted (75), aged 26 years 302 days.
Last match No. 533, 13 June 1979, Austria 4 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Praterstadion, Prater, Wien, substituted (ht), aged 28 years 209 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1977-78, 1978-79;
Team honours British Championship winners 1977-78, 1978-79;
Individual honours England U23 (six appearances), England Youth.
Distinctions Brother of Peter Latchford, West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper and England U23 and teammate

Beyond England

Now living in Germany with his family, Bob makes regular trips back to England to speak on the after-dinner circuit and also has a regular column on Everton independent website.

 

Bob Latchford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
15+ 12 9 11 1 5 879  5 176 min 5 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bob Latchford - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 1 4 1.833 0.333 83.3 +4
Away 6 4 1 1 16 9 +7 0 2 2.667 1.50 75.0 +3
All 12 8 3 1 27 11 +16 1 6 2.25 0.917 79.2 +7

 

Bob Latchford - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 9 7 2 0 19 6 +13 1 5 2.111 0.667 88.9 +7
Red 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 50.0 =0
All 12 8 3 1 27 11 +16 1 6 2.25 0.917 79.2 +7

 

Bob Latchford - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

ECP

4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 0 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 0 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3
British Championship 4 3 1 0 11 2 +9 1 2 2.75 0.50 87.5 +3
Friendly 3 1 1 1 5 5 =0 0 1 1.667 1.667 50.0 =0
All 12 8 3 1 27 11 +16 1 6 2.25 0.917 79.2 +7

 

Bob Latchford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 0 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 0 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1977-78 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1978-79 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 1 2 2.667 0.333 83.3 +2
All 4 3 1 0 11 2 +9 1 2 2.75 0.50 87.5 +3
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 0 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3
BC 4 3 1 0 11 2 +9 1 2 2.75 0.50 87.5 +3
All 9 7 2 0 25 6 +19 1 4 2.778 0.667 88.9 +7

 

Bob Latchford - Match History
 Club: Birmingham City F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 0 full capsx

Age 22
1 u23 13 November 1973 - England U23 1 Denmark U23 1, Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth Fr HD Start 79 9
2 u23 16 January 1974 - England U23 0 Wales U23 0, Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol Fr HD Start 9
Age 23
3 u23 13 March 1974 - England U23 2 Scotland U23 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 48 9
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 0 full capsx

4 u23 11 May 1974 - Turkey U23 0 England U23 0, 19 Mayıs Stadyumu, Ankara Fr AabD Start 9
5 u23 15 May 1974 - Yugoslavia U23 1 England U23 0, Stadion Karađorđev Park, Zrenjanin Fr AL Start 9
6 u23 19 May 1974 - France U23 2 England U23 2, Stade Georges Pompidou, Valence Fr AD Start off 9
 Club: Everton F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 12 full capsx

Age 26
1 517 16 November 1977 - England 2 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start off 75 9
1-0 when substituted
Age 27
2 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 9
3 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 8 inj. off 32 9
0-1 when substituted
- 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad/unused sub?
- 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW squad/unused sub?
4 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start 51 9
5 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin ECP AD Start 8 9
6 526 29 November 1978 - England 1 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub 36 ?
0-0 when substituting
Age 28
7 527 7 February 1979 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 46, 63 9
8 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 9
9 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start off 68 9
0-0 when substituted
10 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 9
11 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sredets, Sofija ECP AW Start off 65 9
0-1 when substituted
- 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Tour AD squad/
unused sub
?
12 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Prater, Wien AL Start off ht 9
3-1 when substituted

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