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Bob Wilson

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Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper, now television presenter.
Date of birth: 30th October 1941 (Chesterfield).
League career: 234 appearances for Arsenal (1964-73).
Scotland internationals: 2 Full Caps.
Other highlights: FA Cup (1971); League cup (1971).

Bob was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on the 30th October 1941. He's 6 feet tall (1.83m) and during his days as a top professional weighed 13 3/ 4 stone. (86 kilos). 

He began his career as an amateur with Wolverhampton Wanderers, and then joined Arsenal at the same status in 1963. Bob played in five league games during the 1963/1964 season before signing professional forms in March 1964.

The fast rising goalie spent the next nine years keeping goal for the gunners, during which time he helped them win the coveted FA Cup and League double at the end of the 1970/71 season. Bob made 234 appearances for the famous Highbury club before retiring from the big-time.

Because of a new international ruling, which was introduced 13 years ago, "Gunner" Wilson was able to take advantage of it, meaning that he won two caps for Scotland! He earned them both in 1972 against Portugal and Holland.

After retiring from playing he followed two careers, the first as goalkeeping coach at Arsenal - David Seaman was one of his pupils. The second as a television presenter with BBC and ITV as a presenter on Grandstand, as well as various football programmes.

He is now retired from presenting but spends some of his time in after dinner or motivational speaking, using a variety of football aids from his day playing and now in the modern day game.

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