A centre forward who played for both Spurs and Arsenal during the Second World War as a guest player and scored for both clubs.
Beginning his career with local sides Eastfield Heatherbell and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy before he went on to play for Airdrieonians, making his debut before he signed professional a few days after his first appearance.
Bobby moved to London when on service in the war, finding a number of clubs eager to give him a game and he played once for Brentford and four times for Crystal Palace.
His roster of clubs took in Arsenal in 1943-44, where he scored four times in 11 games and he moved to Tottenham in September 1944, when he played 15 games and scored once. Bobby was a speedy striker and a good finisher, so when he returned to Scotland with Airdrieonians, he netted 50 times in the 1946-47 season. His goal-scoring impressed the Scottish selectors and he was awarded two Scottish caps and also represented the Scottish League twice.
His career took him to Heart of Midlothian and then onto Colombian side Millionarios, where he played up front with the legendary Alberto di Stefano. His return to Scotland, this time with Dundee, proved successful with League Cup wins in 1951-52 and 1952-53. Bobby rounded his playing career off with Kilmarnock and St. Mirren.
Flavell went on to management with Ayr United, St. Mirren and Albion Rovers, where he was also a director, before becoming chief scout at Berwick Rangers.Bobby Flavell died in Airdrie, Scotland on 18th March 2005.