Robert "Bobby" Hogg

Born in Burnhead by Larkhall Bobby Hogg was a miner's son, who might have gone down the pit as a youngster but for whom football was a very early way out. Having already played for local club, Royal Albert, and in 1931 winning three junior caps, that same year and at just seventeen he was signed, aright-back, by Celtic. Moreover, a little over a year later he was a First Teamer, there for the next six to the war, and within months a Scottish Cup winner. And he was also to be a stalwart of the Celtic team, re-built after an otherwise fallow early decade to the point that it took the League title in 1936, again in 1938 with a Scottish Cup in between. In fact even post-War he, now over thirty, had two more seasons in him.

Hogg would leave Celtic in 1948 on a free plus £500 to play a final season for Alloa, after which he settled in Paisley. In 1935 in Glasgow he had married Janet, the sister of fellow international George Walker, he twenty, she eighteen and giving a Paisley address. Although born in Musselburgh the connection may have been Walker made his name with seven seasons from 1926 to 1933 with St. Mirren. 

Bobby and Janet were to have two daughters and a son. Bobby himself worked after football as a welder until aged just sixty he died at home in the centre of the Renfrewshire town. He was survived by his wife for a decade and a half. She would die in Paisley in 1990. He is buried in the local Woodside Cemetery. 

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