Robert Wilson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Robert Wilson
  • Position: Inside forward
  • Signed: April 4th, 1930
  • First Manager: Selection Committee
  • Left Club: May 31st, 1930
  • Career Totals: 1 appearance
  • Also Played For: Brantwood

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1929-1930 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Totals: 1 (0) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 05/04/30 vs. Ards (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals

 List of Goals Scored

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 05/04/30 vs. Ards (A)  0 - 2


Robert Wilson proved to be an elusive one-game wonder for Ballymena in the 1929/1930 season.

Little is known about Wilson’s footballing career leading up to his solitary game for the Braidmen. He is noted as having signed amateur forms as early as June 1929, but played most of his known football in the Intermediate League with North Belfast side Brantwood. His performances in the forward line had him mentioned for consideration for the Ireland Junior International side.

He was drafted in for a trial game with Ballymena in April 1930, starting at inside forward in a 2-0 City Cup defeat to Ards at Castlereagh Park. Noted as starting at inside-forward in place of Tom Kilpatrick the week after the Irish Cup final disappointment against Linfield, he endured an unremarkable debut and was even forced to switch positions after just twenty minutes.

That proved to be the start and end of Robert’s career in a Light Blue shirt and nothing more is known of his playing career after that afternoon in North Down or the rest of his life unfortunately.

Brantwood; (Apr 1930) Ballymena

Last updated: 8 February 2024


April 5th, 1930
Ards 2 - 0 Ballymena United

City Cup


  • Signed For Ballymena United

  • Left Club