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Bobby Zamora
Full name Robert Lester Zamora
Nationality Eng England
Caps (goals) 2 (0)
Rovers apps (goals)a 4 (0)
Position Forward
Date of birth 16 January 1981
in London
Height 6 ft 1 in
August 1999 from youth team
August 2000 to join Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior clubs
Bristol Rovers
Bath City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
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.


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 stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1999–00 Bristol Rovers 4 0
1999–00 Bath City (loan) 6 8
1999–00 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 6 6
2000–01 Brighton & Hove Albion 43 28
2001–02 Brighton & Hove Albion 41 28
2002–03 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 14
2003–04 Tottenham Hotspur 16 0
2003–04 West Ham United 17 5
2004–05 West Ham United 34 7
2005–06 West Ham United 34 6
2006–07 West Ham United 32 11
2007–08 West Ham United 13 1
2008–09 Fulham 35 2
2009–10 Fulham 27 8
2010–11 Fulham 14 5
2011–12 Fulham 15 5
2011–12 Queens Park Rangers 14 2
2012–13 Queens Park Rangers 21 4

International appearance[]

N.B. England score listed first. (Source
Date Opponent Result Venue Competition
11 August 2010 Hun Hungary 2–1 Wembley Stadium Friendly
15 November 2011 Swe Sweden 1–0 Wembley Stadium Friendly