Hibees great Bobby Smith passes away (1953-2010)

Once again this week Hibs-mad are saddened to report the passing of another Hibernian great in Bobby Smith who passed away last night losing his fight against cancer aged just 56.
 
Bobby was born in Dalkeith on the 21/12/1953 and joined Hibs from Musselburgh Windsor.
He made his Hibs debut against Arbroath at Gayfield in November '72 when he come on as a sub in a 3-2 victory and Bobbies last game for Hibs was also away this time at Dens Park against Dundee in December '86 in a game Hibs lost 2-0

Bobby was a commentators dream as there was no mistaking him what with the perm and tache that he adorned and it was that hair do that led to his likeable nickname of 'The Perminator'

Bobby Smith RIP (1953-2010)
Bobby had three spells at Easter Road in his career playing in 167 league games (20 goals), 13 Scottish Cup games (2 goals), 35 league cup appearances (6 goals) and 11 European appearances (1 goal).

In total Bobby made 226 appearances for the Hibees scoring 29 goals.

Bobby also played for Leicester City and Dunfermline Athletic captaining both to league championships as well as playing for, Peterborough, Partick Thistle and Berwick Rangers during his career. 
 
Hibs-mad would like to offer our deepest condolences to Bobbies family and friends and Ala n Gordon now has someone up there in Gods 11 to fire over that cross to nod into the back of the net.

RIP Bobby

Brian Hine
GGTTH