Colin Dobson Wiki
Colin Dobson Biography
Footballer Colin Dobson has died at the age of 82.
The inside forward had spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield and Brighton, before joining Bristol Rovers as player-manager.
He also played twice for the England Under-23s.
After hanging up his boots, Dobson ventured out to train and manage in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.
Known for his pace and skill, Dobson was a popular figure at all of his clubs during the 1960s and 1970s.
On learning of his death, Bristol Rovers wrote: “We were saddened to learn of the passing of former Rovers player and manager Colin Dobson.”
Huddersfield posted on their Twitter account: “All of us at #htafc are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Colin Dobson, who played for the Club between 1966 and 1972.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones at this time.
“Once a Terrier, always a Terrier.”Fans also took to social media to pay their respects to him.
One wrote: “One of my favorite players. RIP Colin.”
A second recalled: “RIP Colin Dobson. I saw him play for Huddersfield at Fratton Park in the mid 60’s.
“Skilled and tough as nails. Reminiscent of an old lady who gave him the verbals. Great fun for us kids at the time.”
A third tweeted: “RIP Colin Dobson remembers Colin very well when he was a boy going to the bright end of Bristol Rovers.”
And another added: “RIP the great Colin Dobson.”
Turning professional at Sheffield Wednesday in 1957, the Eston-born attacker made 177 league appearances for the Owls, scoring 49 times.
He moved to Huddersfield for £25,000 in 1966, playing 155 times for the Terriers and scoring 50 goals.
Dobson helped Town win the Second Division title in 1970, having been their top scorer in the previous two seasons.
He played four games on loan at Brighton in 1972, although his time with the Seagulls was cruelly shortened by a broken leg.
His former Wednesday teammate Don Megson made Dobson his first signing as Bristol Rovers manager later that year.
He would return from his broken leg injury to make his debut that November, and he later excelled for the club.
Dobson helped Rovers to promotion in the 1973-74 season, also being featured in an 8-2 win over old club Brighton along the way.
He retired in 1976 before embarking on a managerial career in the 1980s.
Dobson took charge of Bahrain’s West Riffa in 1984 and 1985, before being appointed manager of Al Rayyan in Qatar.
He managed them from 1985-1987, and then managed the Kuwaiti Al Arabi team in 1994-95.
The manager then took charge of the Oman Under-17s in 1997.