Arbroath Football Club are delighted to announce Club legend Bobby Linn as an official ambassador.  Bobby becomes the first ever Arbroath player to become an ambassador and joins Alan Soutar, Kelly Clark, Darren Burnett, Ewan Murray and Jonny O’Mara  in the illustrious group.  Bobby has never made a secret of his love for Arbroath and the supporters, and during his 10 years at Gayfield, he struck up an unbreakable bond with everyone associated with the Club to achieve quite rightly a legendary status.

Signed by Paul Sheerin in June 2013, he would go on to make 375 Competitive appearances, making him the seventh highest of all time. He also scored an incredible 87 competitive goals, putting him 11th highest ever for Arbroath. Bobby also boasts the most hat-tricks in the Club’s history with a magnificent five, against Airdrie, Stirling Albion, Clyde and twice against Forfar Athletic. In the 22/23 season, Bobby enjoyed his testimonial year, which offered the opportunity for everyone to quite rightly pay tribute to a man who had achieved an iconic status across the generations of Arbroath supporters. Now playing for Lochee United, Bobby has taken the juniors by storm enjoying a successful campaign winning the Quest Engineering Cup as well as picking up the supporter’s player of the year award. He will be back next season to star at Thomson Park and is hoping for more success to add to his amazing footballing career.

Bobby said on the announcement of his ambassador role “I am extremely humbled to be asked to become an ambassador of Arbroath Football Club, also being the first player to have this honour bestowed is a huge honour. Anyone who knows me, will know the deep love and affection I have for the Club. I met with Mike Caird a few months ago and couldn’t believe it when he offered me this opportunity. When I joined eleven years ago, I quicky stuck up a wonderful bond with the fans and the Club and that has never been broken.  I am really looking forward to embracing the ambassadorial role and like everything I have done in my career, I will give it my all.  I have really missed everyone since departing but having the opportunity to be back in this capacity is exciting and I cannot wait see everyone again, I’d like to thank Mike Caird and Ewen West for giving me this opportunity”

Chairman Ewen West said “Bobby spent his whole career with Arbroath being a wonderful ambassador for the Club both on and off the park, and the deep and meaningful affection he holds with supporters both young and old is a credit to him. Since he left the Club last year, he has always continued to support us from the stands both home and away as well as with anything we asked him to get involved in. He’s been a wonderful servant to Arbroath and will continue to be so in the future with this significant appointment. Myself and the board are extremely delighted that Bobby has agreed to return and we are excited for him to support the Club and the supporters as we move forward”.

Mike Caird said “In my 25 years at the Club, there are just some players that stand out and you create a really close bond with, Bobby is certainly one of those and who I have a deep respect for, as a player but more importantly as a person, It was something I wanted to do before I retired and I am delighted that Bobby has agreed. He will be continue to be a huge asset for Arbroath and I am looking forward to seeing him at Gayfield more and more over in the coming months”.

The Club would also like to further announce that later in the year Bobby will officially be inducted into our Hall of Fame with an event being planned to allow you the fans the opportunity to pay tribute to a true modern day Lichite hero.

Stay tuned later next week when Bobby speaks exclusively to AFCTV.

Welcome back Bobby!