Bobby Devyne

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Bobby Devyne
0Full Name Bobby Devyne
0Date of Birth 29 November 1992
0Place of Birth Kiambu, Kenya
0Position Forward
0Chelsea career 2005 - 2011
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs None

Bobby Devyne (born 29 November 1992 in Kiambu, Kenya) is a forward who formerly played for Chelsea's Academy team.


Pre-Chelsea career

Bobby signed for Chelsea as a 13 year-old after impressing during a football trial day. Ben Sampayo was also signed from the same trial day.

Chelsea career

Bobby first came to the attentions of ardent Chelsea youth fans during the 2007 Northern Ireland Milk Cup under the name of Bob Kirobi, where his dazzling boots matches his dynamic trickery on the wing. Similarly at home in a striker’s role, he has the pace and skill to worry defenders, and the finishing ability to make him a considerable threat at Academy level.

After a good season scoring in the Under-16s, he earned a scholarship to start in 2009-10. However, he was in and out of the Under-18 line-up during the first year of his scholarship, occasionally partnering Marko Mitrovic in a two-man attack, or otherwise being used as an impact sub in wide roles when the 4-3-3 formation had been adopted.

His second year as a scholar was much more pleasing, as he showed a pleasant attitude and constant endeavour, whilst adding more goals and assists to his game. However, he was released at the end of his scholarship in June 2011.


Bobby is eligible to represent both Kenya and England at international level but has not yet done either. He was called up to the Kenyan Under-20 squad in June 2010 but uncertainties about his passport eligibility meant he was unable to join up with the team.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2009-10 22 5
2010-11 32 8

Reserve Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2009-10 1 0
2010-11 4 0

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2010-11 season)

Career honours

Post Chelsea Career

Bobby spent the 2011 pre-season on trial at Brentford but was unable to secure a contract. Further trials at Varese in Italy and the New York Red Bulls were similarly unsuccessful, and were spells throughout the English non league. However, he settled at Enfield Town during the 2014-15 season.

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