Bobby Wade - 1966-67

Everyone at Bohemians wishes to extend our sympathies and condolences to the family of Bobby Wade following his sad passing.

One of the remarkable amateurs who helped revive the club’s fortunes in the ’60s under manager-coach Seán Thomas, Bobby was a skilful left full, arguably the finest to play in that position for Bohemians since Jack McCarthy decades earlier.

In his début season, 1964/65, against all odds Bohemians finished third in the League.

That feat was repeated in 1965/66, and perhaps even more surprisingly it was accompanied by the club’s first silverware in almost twenty years in the shape of the President’s Cup and the Leinster Senior Cup.

In 1966/67 this young, completely amateur Bohemian team continued to amaze and finished League runners-up (our highest position since 1936), retaining the Leinster Senior Cup.

Eventually raided by the professional outfits, Bohs struggled in the years that followed, but Bobby Wade remained loyal and was honoured as club captain in 1967/68.

An ever-present during three of his six seasons with Bohemians, Bobby played the last of his 204 appearances (one goal) for the club in 1969/70 when the Gypsies raised the FAI Cup for the first time since 1935. His one goal for Bohs had come in a 4-1 win v. St Patrick’s Athletic in the Leinster Senior Cup in November 1966.

Bobby Wade won three amateur international caps, two against Scotland towards the end of season 1965/66, and his third v. Great Britain alongside clubmate Billy Young in an Olympic qualifier at Dalymount Park on 11/8/1967.

His son, Glen, saw first team action with Bohs from 1996 to 1999.

Death notice and online book of condolences, which we encourage all supporters to sign.

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