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Kane: Robert (Bob/Bertie)

1935-1947 (Player Details)

Centre Half

Born: Cambuslang, Lanarkshire: 17-07-1911

Debut: v Huddersfield Town (a): 08-02-1936

5’11 1/2” 11st 10lb (1946)

Kane began with Rutherglen Rosebank and was provisionally signed by Celtic in 1934-35, although he remained with Scottish Central League side, St Roch's, from whom he joined Leeds in August 1935. Groomed as a successor to Jock McDougall, he found himself instead having to contest the centre-half position with Tom Holley. “Bertie” Kane was one of the few players to turn out for Leeds on either side of the war. He played war-time football with King's Park, the predecessors of Stirling Albion, as well as Hibernian, where he made his debut in a 7-2 away win at King's Park on 18th November 1939 and played twenty times without scoring before his final game in a 2-0 home win over Aberdeen on 16th May 1940. He served with the Royal Artillery in Gibraltar and at Finnarts Bay near Stranraar. After the war he added one more League outing to his Leeds total before retiring in May 1947. He returned to Cambuslang to work in the Hoover factory and then at a steelworks. He died in Cambuslang in January 1985, aged seventy-three.

League 580
F.A. Cup 30