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Bobby Noble

Bobby Noble

Clubs played for: Manchester United (1962-1969)

Born: 1945

Birthplace: Reddish, Stockport

Position: Defender

Biography: A former Youth team mate of George Best, made his debut against Leicester in March 1966 and became a regular the following season. He looked set for an exceptional career until he suffered head and chest injuries in a car crash. He regained fitness but troubled by double vision and was advised to quit the game by a FA Medical Board two years after the accident. Now lives in Sale and worked for a Manchester printing company.




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Noble, Bobby I worked with Bobby when I was an apprentice at Bonar Cooke in Old Trafford. Ace stories, and full of devilment!! He lost his Son in terrible circumstances. Bobby was always a good guy, God bless him and his family x
04-04-21John Ryan

Noble, Bobby I was at school with Bobby and always in envy of his skills. We both started work at the same time Bob at United me in an office. It was strange seeing him play for the school and then paying to see him at OT. Cheers Bobby hope you are well
13-11-20Bill Dyall

Noble, Bobby Bobby Noble was destined to be a United great and successor to Tony Dunne. I saw him play in the A and B teams before progressing to the first team. Following the tragic car crash I watched him play back in the A team when he made his comeback. It was so sad to watch as he clearly had difficulties with vision and timing and I instinctively knew his career was over. I hope the club looked after him as he was deserving of such support.
08-09-20Peter M Adamson

Noble, Bobby I played with Bob for Stockport Boys in 59, and went on to MU and he followed.
He was a fantastic player, started as a number 8 for Stockport boys, but became a brilliant full back. I saw him play mike sumerbee out of the game at main road.
It was tragicomedy accident. I went to see him not long after at his club house in Sale, and he was devastated.
I don’t know why he doesn’t get more involved at Old Trafford he should do. May be the club should contact him.

07-09-20Dave Price

Noble, Bobby He doesn't live in Sale anymore the house got sold, he's now in Benchil.
09-08-20

Noble, Bobby I remember meeting him in the 70’s when I was a young boy - he worked at the printing company my dad worked at. How different things were back then when injury struck top level players...
21-06-19Damien

Noble Bobby Bobby Noble lived in Cheadle Cheshire at 3 Alder Road with his mum and dad Margaret and John. Bobby attended Broadway Secondary School. He was the boyhood hero of all the young lads in the area. He often had a kick about with us on Brookfield hockey pitch when he was at United. A group of us from that area who meet up in Cheadle, often recall bobby moments. Would love to chat with him. My late father was a mate of his dad's too.


Noble, Bobby I bumped into ' Capone ' in 1976 he was working as a storeman for Wimpey on the Ordsal redevelopment. I was shocked to see my former hero bloated out smoking a cigar and wearing a knitted Tan o Shanter that looked like a tea cozy.


NOBLE, Bobby I saw Bobby play in the sixties. Fine player. Would have played for England.
philip burns

Noble, Bobby Bobby is a great lad. Sat with Bobby all through school, Broadway Secondary Modern in Cheadle. Great footballer and we spent many happy times in the gardening class at the other end of the playing field loading muck into wheelbarrows for class mates (the easy part) but as a footballer he was brilliant and a great chap ...best wishes Bobby. Ken, Spain


Noble, Bobby I remember the crash and his loss was one which really affected the club. He would have been great for years when we needed someone!


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