bobby mimms - fact file

1988 - 1990        goalkeeper

Born on 12th October 1963 in York, Yorkshire, England.

Height : -   1.88m  (6' 2")

Weight : -  82.09 kgs    (12st 13lbs)

 
Unfortunate keeper, who very early on in his career was prone to errors, making him a figure of fun among visiting fans, leading to a short career at White Hart Lane.  His failure to dominate his penalty area meant that he did not really establish himself as a regular number one at any club he joined.

A highly regarded keeper in his time, Bobby Mimms started his goalkeeping career at Halifax Town, but never got to play a game for them, so was sold to Rotherham United in 1981 to become their first choice goalie.  For four seasons, Mimms learned his trade with the Millers and was snapped up by Everton for 15,000 in November 1981.

At Goodison Park, Bobby was finding it difficult to dislodge the experienced Neville Southall in front of him in the line for the goalkeeper's gloves.  When the Welshman was injured in 1985-86, Mimms did get his chance and ended the season with the club finishing second in the league and losing in the FA Cup final to Liverpool.

When Southall was fit again, he was first choice and Bobby went out on loan to Manchester City, before finally leaving the Toffees for White Hart Lane in a 325,000 deal in 1988.  But it was not to be a happy time for Mimms.  An early match at Loftus Road saw him let a soft shot go through his hands and through his body for an embarrassing goal and he was dubbed "Booby Mimms".  It did not help his confidence and the defence looked uncomfortable in front of him.

Within a year, Venables had brought in Erik Thorstvedt as a replacement and Mimms was out in the cold once more.

Having left Spurs for Blackburn Rovers, Bobby was an integral part of the team that gained promotion in 1992 through the play-offs and went on to finish fourth in their first Premier League campaign.  However, the funding pumped into the club by chairman Jack Walker was spent by manager Kenny Dalglish, including big money on Tim Flowers to take over in goal as the team went on to win the Premiership title, with the new man between the sticks.

Staying on until 1996, he signed for Crystal Palace but made only one appearance in a month there, before he moved back to the North-West with Preston North End.  After a season at Deepdale, he renewed his acquaintance with Rotherham, where he was also the keeper for a season.  Moving across Yorkshire to join his hometown club of York City, he went on loan and stayed for another two years, before moving to his last club Mansfield Town.

When Bobby finished playing the game, he stayed within the sport, as a goalkeeping coach with Wolverhampton Wanderers between 2001 and 2008, when he left to fill the same position at Blackburn Rovers.

NICKNAME :  Booby

FULL NAME :   Robert Andrew Mimms

Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Halifax Town 5th August 1981 ?? ??  0 0
Rotherham United 6th November 1981 15,000 ??  94 0
Everton 30th May 1985 150,000 ??  38 0
Notts County 13th March 1986 Loan ??  3 0
Sunderland 11th December 1986 Loan ??  4 0
Blackburn Rovers 24th September 1987 Loan ??  6 0
Manchester City 24th September 1987 Loan ??  3 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 25th February 1988 325,000 ??  69 0
Aberdeen 16th February 1990 Loan ??  8 0
Blackburn Rovers 22nd December 1990 250,000 ??  154 + 2 as a sub 0
Crystal Palace 1st August 1996 Free ??  1 0
Preston North End 6th September 1996 Free ??  31 0
Rotherham United 1st August 1997 Free ??  47 0
York City 14th August 1998 Loan ??  11 0
York City 14th October 1998 ?? ??  57 0
Mansfield Town 21st March 2000 Free ??  50 0
- ?? ?? ??  ?? 0

Career Record
Halifax Town
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Rotherham United
83 League appearances; 0 goals
3 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
7 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearances; 0 goals
Everton
29 League appearances; 0 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
3 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
4 Other appearances; 0 goals
Notts County (loan)
2 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearances; 0 goals
Sunderland (loan)
4 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Blackburn Rovers (loan)
6 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Manchester City (loan)
3 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; 0 goals
- FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
- League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 European appearances; 0 goals
Aberdeen (loan)
6 League appearances; 0 goals
2 Scottish FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Blackburn Rovers
126 + 2 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
9 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
15 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
4 Other appearances; 0 goals
Crystal Palace
1 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Preston North End
27 League appearances; 0 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
2 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Rotherham United
43 League appearances; 0 goals
4 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
York City (loan)
10 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
York City
53 League appearances; 0 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
2 Other appearances; 0 goals
Mansfield Town
45 League appearances; 0 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
3 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals

Honours
England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
3 Under-21 caps; 0 goals
FA Cup runners-up medal 1985-1986  (Everton)
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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