Bob Buist

Bob Buist played in Woolwich Arsenal's first-ever league match against Newcastle United.

The versatile defender, who operated as a centre half or a full back, started against the Magpies in our first season as a Football League club in September 1893.


Name Bob Buist
Arsenal Career 1891 - 1894
Position: Defender
Appearances 27 (27 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 1

After joining from Clyde in September 1891, Buist represented Royal Arsenal and made 93 senior appearances, scoring five times.

He made his first-class debut in an FA Cup first-round defeat to Small Heath in January 1892.

Buist played 17 times in Woolwich Arsenal's first season as a league club before leaving in 1894. He later played for Leith Athletic, Royal Ordnance FC and Gravesend.

His brother, George, also played for the Club between 1896 and 1897.