|Full name Robert Carroll|
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Name Bobby Carroll
|Playing position |
1957â€“1959 Irvine Meadow
|Date of birth (1938-05-13)13 May 1938|
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Robert "Bobby" Carroll (13 May 1938 – 11 May 2016) was a Scottish footballer who played for Celtic, St Mirren, Dundee United, Coleraine and Queen of the South. He was Celtic's first ever goalscorer in European competition.
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Carroll provisionally signed for Celtic on 22 September 1957 from Irvine Meadow XI FC, however he was left with Irvine Meadow for season 1958/59, during which he scored 75 goals resulting in him being voted Junior Player of the Year in 1959. On 15 May 1959, Bobby received his trophy at the George Cinema in Bank Street from the Provost George Donaldson and won the Scottish Junior Cup on 16 May 1959. He was subsequently called into the Celtic first team as one of the so-called 'Kelly's Kids', after the then Celtic Chairman Bob Kelly, where he made is debut in a 2-1 League Cup defeat at home against Partick Thistle on 12 August 1959.
On 26 September 1962, Bobby was part of the Celtic team that travelled to Valencia's Mestalla Stadium for the first leg of an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup tie (this competition being a predecessor of the current UEFA Europa League). Valencia were holders of the cup and won the tie 4-2, with Bobby scoring both of the Celtic goals, making him the first Celtic player to score a goal in European competition.
Carroll signed for St Mirren in 1963 remaining there until 1965. In the league he featured in 55 games in which he scored 19 goals. In 1965-66 he played a couple of league games for Dundee United.
He joined Coleraine in Ireland in 1966-67. He then in the same season had a spell at Queen of the South. In his 12 league games at Queens he chalked up six goals. From the Dumfries side left senior football by returning to Irvine Meadow.
Carroll died on 11 May 2016, two days before what would have been his 78th birthday.