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Bobby Zamora
Full nameRobert Lester Zamora
NationalityEng England
Caps (goals)2 (0)
Rovers apps (goals)a4 (0)
PositionForward
Date of birth16 January 1981
in London
Height6 ft 1 in
Joined
August 1999 from youth team
Left
August 2000 to join Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior clubs
Bristol Rovers
Bath City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Fulham
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 20/05/2013

Bobby Zamora is a forward who joined Rovers as a youth player from West Ham United. In 1999 he was promoted to the first team squad at Rovers, and made four league appearances, all from the bench, during the 1999-00 season, as well as one game in the FA Cup and one in the League Cup. He didn't score any goals for Rovers.

After leaving the club he went on to play in the Premier League and played for the England Under-21 side, as well as winning two full international caps for England in 2010 and 2011.

CareerEdit

Bobby transferred into the Rovers youth setup from West Ham's, and progressed to the Pirates first team squad in 1999. He only spent a single season with the Rovers first team, and during that year he had loan spells at Bath City and Brighton & Hove Albion. He impressed the Brighton management enough to persuade them to spend a £100,000 transfer fee to take him to the Withdean Stadium. He went on to play 119 league games after his transfer, scoring 70 goals, when Tottenham Hotspur paid £1,500,000 for his services in 2003, netting Rovers a further £500,000 from the sell-on clause in his contract.

Zamora played for Tottenham for less than a year, failing to find the back of the net in 16 Premier League games before joining West Ham United in 2004 in a swap deal for Jermain Defoe. He remained at West Ham for four years, and played 130 league games and scored 30 goals for the Hammers. In the summer of 2008 he was signed by Fulham for £4,800,000, and at the end of his second season there he played in the final of the UEFA Europa League.

He was signed by Queens Park Rangers in the January 2012 transfer window for £6,000,000, and scored on his debut for them.

Career statsEdit

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1999–00Bristol Rovers 40
1999–00Bath City (loan)68
1999–00Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)66
2000–01Brighton & Hove Albion 4328
2001–02Brighton & Hove Albion 4128
2002–03Brighton & Hove Albion 3514
2003–04Tottenham Hotspur 160
2003–04West Ham United 175
2004–05West Ham United 347
2005–06West Ham United 346
2006–07West Ham United 3211
2007–08West Ham United 131
2008–09Fulham 352
2009–10Fulham 278
2010–11Fulham 145
2011–12Fulham 155
2011–12Queens Park Rangers 142
2012–13Queens Park Rangers 214

International appearanceEdit

N.B. England score listed first. (Source englandstats.com)
DateOpponentResultVenueCompetition
11 August 2010Hun Hungary2–1Wembley StadiumFriendly
15 November 2011Swe Sweden1–0Wembley StadiumFriendly

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