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Bobby Woodruff

Bobby Woodruff

Clubs played for: Swindon Town,Wolverhampton Wanderers,Crystal Palace,Cardiff City & Newport County.




Biography: An attacking midfield player he played in the Football League between 1958-76. He made 570 appearances in the Football League scoring 115 goals. He was known for his long throw ins. After his league career finished he played non league football with Gloucester,Ebbw Vale and Bridgend. Thereafter he spent two years coaching Cardiff Citys reserve and youth teams. Later he became a social worker helping young offenders. He also worked with people with mental health issues. He has assisted with Sport in the Community. Now retired he lives in Canton, Cardiff.

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Woodruff, Bobby We loved Bobby in Cardiff. I remember watching him when we played and beat Real Madrid at Ninian Park.
Lovely bloke. Thanks for the memories, Bobby.
22-07-21John Roberts

Woodruff, Bobby Bobby is my Dad. He is now 80 years young and besides the usual aches and pains of being 80 he is in fine fettle, still playing lots of golf and going to the gym. He doesnt look 80, hopefully I have inherited those genes. We catch up often and he loves to talk football and the old days which my partner loves as he is football mad !!!!
09-05-21Claire Woodruff

Woodruff, Bobby Bobby’s mother was my nan's sister, my mother was his cousin (my second cousin). I have an autographed Crystal Palace programme and an old pair of shin pads with “bones in”, Jim Langley of Fulham held the longest throw in of about 72 feet,bobby took the record with a throw of over 144 feet and they were stationary no run in
27-12-20Paul Jones

Woodruff, Bobby I am moving into the same apartment block as Bobby very soon but I don't know how much he values his privacy so I won't say where it is. I saw him play at Cardiff a few times. People tell me he's a very nice person.
09-09-20Keith Llewellyn

Woodruff, Bobby Cousin to Bobby, his father and my father where brothers. Knew him when I lived in Liverpool.
19-07-20Woodruff, Bob

Woodruff, Bobby Was in school with his son also named Bobby but now goes by the name Rob. In 1976 Bobby started coaching kids football in the Vale of Glamorgan league as he lived in Wenvoe at the time we were named Wenvoe FC most of us came from Barry. I would just like to say thank you Bobby still have found memories

Woodruff, Bobby Supported Palace for 60 years this year and my all time favourite player has always been Bobby Woodruff. I can remember so many games he played in, unfortunately when Malcolm Allison became manager/coach he did not take to Bobby. A player that always gave his best under his old Swindon manager Bert Head when he was Palace manager. Had my photo taken with Bobby about 15 years ago at a players reunion. Unfortunately my wife deleted it by mistake. Would love to meet up with him again. Maybe he will be at the Palace v Cardiff match next season Hope to see you in the directors box bar Allison suite next season Keep well Bobby
Ricky Rogers

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