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Encyclopedia > Bryan Robson
Bryan Robson
Personal information
Full name Bryan Robson
Date of birth January 11, 1957 (1957-01-11) (age 50)
Place of birth    Chester-le-Street, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current club Sheffield United (Manager)
Youth clubs
1972–1974 West Bromwich Albion
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1974–1981
1981–1994
1994–1996
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Total
198 0(40)
345 0(74)
025 00(1)
568 (115)   
National team
1979–1980
1979–1990
1980–1991
England U21
England B
England
007 00(2)
003 00(1)
090 0(26)
Teams managed
1994–1996
1994–1996
1996–2001
2001
2003–2004
2004–2006
2007–
Middlesbrough (player-manager)
England (assistant manager)
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough (Joint with Terry Venables)
Bradford City
West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham) is an English football manager and former player. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Chester-le-Street is a market town in County Durham, England with a history going back to Roman times. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...


Robson began his playing career at West Bromwich Albion, before moving on to Manchester United, whom he captained to three FA Cups and a European Cup Winners Cup. He also won two FA Premiership winners medals. Towards the end of his playing career he moved into management as player-manager with Middlesbrough. Robson had a good goal-scoring record, tackled and passed well and was also a good header of the ball.[citation needed] He represented England on 90 occasions, making him the sixth most capped player of all-time,[1] and has the eleventh highest goalscoring tally with 26. Robson captained his country 65 times; only Bobby Moore and Billy Wright have captained England on more occasions. Robson is also known by the nicknames Robbo and Captain Marvel. West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... This is the first product to successfully combine football management and action games together. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, April 12, 1941 - died London, February 24, 1993) was an English footballer. ... Billy Wright, CBE (6 February 1924 – 3 September 1994) was an English footballer for Wolverhampton Wanderers. ...


As a manager, Robson's achievements include twice winning promotion with Middlesbrough, whom he also led to three Wembley finals. He was also in charge of West Bromwich Albion when they became the first team to escape relegation from the Premiership having been bottom of the league at Christmas. He is the current manager of Sheffield United. Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ...

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Early life

Robson was born in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, the son of Brian Robson, a long distance lorry-driver, and Maureen Robson.[2] He was the second of four children, after sister Susan and ahead of younger brothers Justin and Gary (also footballers).[2] Robson was brought up in Witton Gilbert until he was six, when the family moved to nearby Chester-le-Street, the town where he was born.[2] As a boy, he supported Newcastle United; his childhood hero was Newcastle forward Wyn Davies.[3] A keen footballer from a young age, he joined the local Cub Scout group purely so that he could play for their football team.[4] Robson attended Birtley South Secondary Modern School, and later, Birtley Lord Lawson Comprehensive, where he competed for the school in athletics and football.[5] He was captain of both his school football team and the Washington and District team.[4] As a teenager he had trials with Burnley, Coventry City, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion.[6] In the summer of 1972 Albion manager Don Howe offered Robson a two-year apprenticeship, worth a wage of £5 per week in the first year and £8 per week in the second year.[7] Chester-le-Street is a market town in County Durham, England with a history going back to Roman times. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Witton Gilbert is a village and civil parish in the City of Durham, County Durham, England. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Wyn Davies (born March 20, 1942) is a former professional Welsh football player. ... Cub Scouts in uniform from Hong Kong A Cub Scout is a member of the section of the worldwide Scouting movement for young persons, mainly boys normally aged 8–10. ... Washington Old Hall Washington is a town in North East England, within the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough. ... Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club based in Burnley, in east Lancashire, England. ... Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip, is an English football club based in Coventry, UK. Coventry City were founding members of the FA Premier League in 1992. ... “SWFC” redirects here. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Donald Don Howe (born October 12, 1935 in Wolverhampton) is an English football player, turned highly-respected coach and manager. ...


Club playing career

West Bromwich Albion

Towards the end of 1973–74, his second season as an apprentice, Robson made his reserve team debut, against Everton reserves at Goodison Park.[8] He signed a professional contract in the summer of 1974, earning £28 per week plus a £250 signing on fee.[9] During 1974–75 he was a regular in Albion's reserve team, but was not selected by Don Howe for the first team.[10] Following Howe's departure with three matches of the season remaining, Robson was called up to the senior team for the first time by caretaker manager Brian Whitehouse. He made his first team debut away at York City on 12 April 1975, helping Albion to a 3–1 victory.[11] In the following game, his home debut, he scored his first goal for the club, in a 2–0 win over Cardiff City, and also scored in the final match of the season away at Nottingham Forest.[11] The 1973-74 season the 94th season of competitive football in England. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... // First Division David Mackay guided Derby County to their second league title in four years having overcome strong competition from Liverpool, Ipswich Town, Everton, Stoke City, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough in a title race which went right to the wire. ... Brian Whitehouse (born 8 September 1935 in West Bromwich) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward. ... York City Football Club is an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cardiff City Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) are a football team based in Cardiff, and are one of the three Welsh clubs competing in the Football League, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ...


During the following season, 1975–76, Robson played only sporadically. He faced stiff competition for midfield places, not least from player-manager Johnny Giles, and was utilised by Giles in various positions, including centre-half, left-back and midfield.[12] Albion finished third in Division Two to win promotion back to the top-flight. The 1975-76 season was the 96th season of competitive football in England. ... Johnny Giles (born November 6, 1940 in Dublin) was the all-round midfield general who was at the heart of the great Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


Robson experienced top-flight football for the first time during the 1976–77 season, and began to appear more regularly in the side, although he was still alternating between the positions of left back and his preferred central midfield role. His rapid progress was halted however, when he received the first serious injury of his career. Playing at left back, he broke his left leg in a tackle with Tottenham Hotspur striker Chris Jones.[13] Two months later Robson made his comeback in a reserve game at The Hawthorns, but the original break was refractured in a challenge with Stoke City's Denis Smith.[13] Again he recovered, and returned to the first team in late December. He went on to enjoy a run in the side and scored his first professional hat-trick, in a 4–0 win against Ipswich Town on 16 March 1977.[13] One month later however, he broke his right ankle in a challenge with Manchester City's Dennis Tueart,[13] causing him to pull out of the England under-23 squad following his call-up.[citation needed] // First Division Liverpool retained their league championship trophy and won their first European Cup to confirm Bob Paisley as a successful replacement for Bill Shankly in his third season at the helm. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... The Hawthorns is the home of West Bromwich Albion F.C. in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England. ... Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Denis Smith (born November 19, 1947 in Stoke-on-Trent) is an English football manager and former player. ... In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Johnny Giles left Albion at the end of 1976–77. His successor, the club's chief scout and former player Ronnie Allen, picked Robson to replace Giles in central midfield. However Allen himself left mid-way through the season and defender John Wile was put in temporary charge. Results worsened and Robson was dropped from the team.[14] He returned to the side under new boss Ron Atkinson, whom Robson described as "a down-to-earth, fair-minded, regular bloke".[14] Atkinson did leave Robson out of the FA Cup semi-final defeat against Ipswich Town, but recalled him for the latter stages of the league campaign as Albion qualified for the UEFA Cup. In 1978–79 Robson was a key player, starting 41 out of 42 league games and wearing the number 7 shirt on each occasion.[15] He played a major part in Albion finishing third in Division One, their highest league placing for more than 20 years, and reaching the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. The following season was a disappointing one by comparison, with the club finishing only 10th in the league, but Robson's performances in midfield helped to earn him his first full England cap in February 1980. In 1980–81 he scored ten goals in 40 league games to help Albion to a 4th place finish in the First Division. Ronnie Allen (15 January 1929 - 1 June 2001) was an English footballer. ... John Wile was an English footballer and manager. ... Ronald Franklin Atkinson,[1][2] commonly known as Big Ron (born 18 March 1939) is an English former football player and manager. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... // First Division Bob Paisley won his third league title in Liverpool and his conquering side fought off competition from the likes of Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion to achieve their triumph. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


Ron Atkinson left to take over at Manchester United in June 1981, and speculation mounted that Robson would either follow him to United or join Liverpool. Albion offered Robson a new contract worth £1000 per week, but he turned it down and put in a transfer request.[16] His teammate Remi Moses signed for United in September 1981 and Robson followed soon afterwards. Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Remi Moses born November 14, 1960 in Manchester was a English football player whose main position was as a defensive midfielder. ...


Manchester United

"Money wasn't my main motivation. I simply wanted to be a winner."
Bryan Robson explains his reasons for joining United[16]

Robson moved to United for a British record transfer fee of £1.5 million on 1 October 1981 and signed the contract on the Old Trafford pitch two days later. The record was not broken for six years, when Liverpool paid £1.9 million for Newcastle striker Peter Beardsley in the summer of 1987. Robson made his United debut on 7 October 1981 in a 1–0 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup.[17] His league debut for his new club came three days later, in a goalless draw against Manchester City at Maine Road. This was his first appearance in the Manchester United number 7 shirt, which he went on to make his own.[18] Robson scored his first goal for United on 7 November 1981 in a 5–1 win over Sunderland at Roker Park.[18] He ended his first season at United with 32 games and five goals. Meanwhile, his England career was flourishing as the World Cup neared; he scored in a 4–0 thrashing of Northern Ireland at Wembley and added a brace in the last warm-up game in Helsinki against Finland. This is a list of the most expensive transfer fees paid - at that time - in football in the United Kingdom. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton) is a football stadium in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and is the home of Manchester United F.C.. The ground has been Uniteds permanent home since 1910, bar an eight year absence from 1941... Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE (born January 18, 1961, Newcastle upon Tyne) is a renowned English former footballer of the 1980s and 1990s, who once set a record transfer fee in the game and represented his country 59 times, on one occasion as captain. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... For the Irish FAs all-Ireland international team, see Ireland national football team (IFA). ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ...


Robson tore his ankle ligaments during the 1983 League Cup semi-final victory over Arsenal, meaning that he missed the final, which United lost to Liverpool.[19] He regained his fitness in time for the FA Cup semi-final, again against Arsenal, and scored in a 2–1 win.[20] The final against Brighton ended in a 2–2 draw. Robson scored twice in the replay, but declined the chance to complete his hat trick, instead allowing regular penalty taker Arnold Muhren to convert a spot-kick to seal a 4–0 victory and enable Robson to lift his first trophy as United captain.[21] The following season he helped the club enjoy a great run in the Cup Winners Cup. Robson scored twice in the 3–0 quarter-final second leg victory over FC Barcelona at Old Trafford, overturning a 2–0 first leg deficit to progress 3–2 on aggregate.[22] He missed both legs of the semi-final defeat by Juventus due to a hamstring injury, but whilst in Turin for the second leg was given permission by United to speak to Juve regarding a proposed transfer. The move never took place as neither Juventus nor any other club were prepared to meet United's £3 million asking price.[23] Robson instead extended his contract with United in 1984, signing a seven-year deal worth around £1 million.[24] In 1985 he captained the club to another FA Cup triumph, this time over Everton where a Norman Whiteside goal denied their opponents the chance of a unique championship/FA Cup/Cup Winners Cup treble. Robson and United began the following season in fine form with ten successive victories which suggested the championship could be on its way back to Old Trafford for the first time since 1967. But their form slipped after Christmas and they finished the season trophyless in fourth place behind champions Liverpool, runners-up Everton and third-placed West Ham. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The 1983 Football League Cup Final was a football match held on 26 March 1983 between League Cup holders Liverpool and Manchester United, who would go on to win the FA Cup later that year. ... The 1983 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and Brighton at Wembley. ... Discussions are underway on the talk page regarding the section of Honours and Manager list. ... Arnold Muhren (born June 2, 1951 in Vollendam) was a Dutch footballer. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sÉ™), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Juventus Football Club (from Latin [1] iuventus: youth, IPA: ); (pronounced yoo-ven-toos) also known as Juventus Turin (or Juventus Torino), Juventus, or simply Juve, is a football club from Turin, Italy. ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ... The 1985 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and holders Everton at Wembley. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Norman Whiteside (born May 7, 1965) is a former Northern Irish football player who represented his country in two World Cups. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ...


Bryan Robson was now established as one of the best footballers in England,[citation needed] and he remained in favour with his employers after Ron Atkinson was sacked as United manager in November 1986 and replaced by Alex Ferguson. But it was not until 1990 that Robson was to lift another trophy. He scored United's first goal in the FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace in the first match which ended in a 3–3 draw. United won the replay 1–0 and Robson thus became the first United captain to lift the cup three times.[25] Robson's testimonial match took place on 20 November 1990 and saw United lose 3–1 to Celtic at Old Trafford.[26] During 1990–91, he was restricted to 17 league appearances due to injury, but was fit for the Cup Winners Cup final in which United beat Barcelona 2–1. For other persons named Alex Ferguson, see Alex Ferguson (disambiguation). ... The 1990 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is an English professional football team based in the London Borough of Croydon. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1990-91 season was the 111th season of competitive football in England. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic league cups. ... FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ...


Robson was still a regular choice for United during the 1991–92 season despite competition from likes of Paul Ince, Neil Webb and Andrei Kanchelskis. During that season he made his 90th and final appearance for the England team, who by this stage were being managed by Graham Taylor. But the 1991–92 season ended in disappointment for Robson as United were overhauled in the First Division championship race by Leeds. He missed their League Cup final victory over Nottingham Forest through injury and his first-team chances were starting to look increasingly numbered as he faced competition from other players within the United squad and the press reported that Alex Ferguson was hoping to sign a new midfielder. Robson still captained the club in most of his first-team appearances, but Steve Bruce was captaining the side when Robson was absent. Paul Emerson Carlyle Ince (born 21 October 1967 in Ilford, London) is a football player who won numerous honours with Manchester United and became the first black player to captain the England team[1]. His career saw him play for six English clubs and Italian side, Inter Milan. ... Neil John Webb (born July 30, 1963 in Reading, Berkshire) is a former English football player. ... Andrei Antanasovich Kanchelskis (Russian: born January 23, 1969 in Kirovograd) is a former Ukrainian football midfielder who claimed Russian citizenship after the fall of the Soviet Union. ... Graham Taylor OBE (born September 15, 1944, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) is a football manager and a former player. ... The 1991-92 season was the 112th season of competitive football in England. ... Leeds United Association Football Club are an English professional football club based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. ... Nottingham Forest Football Club is an English professional football club based at The City Ground in Nottingham, England. ... Stephen Roger Bruce (born December 31, 1960, in Corbridge, near Hexham in England) is a British football manager currently in charge of Birmingham City. ...


Robson made just 15 league appearances during the 1992–93 season, which was the first season of the new Premier League. He scored on the final day of the season against Wimbledon. By that game United were Premiership champions and Robson finally won the league championship medal that he had sought for the last decade. It was not just injuries that were restricting the 36-year-old Robson's first-team chances. Éric Cantona had been signed during the 1992–93 campaign and played up front with Mark Hughes, while Hughes's former strike-partner Brian McClair had been converted into a midfielder. This counted against Robson and the biggest blow came in the summer of 1993 when United signed Nottingham Forest's Roy Keane. The 1992-1993 season was the 113th season of competitive football in England. ... Wimbledon F.C. crest This article refers to the original club from London which existed until 2003. ... Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona (born May 24, 1966 in Marseille) is a French former footballer of the late 1980s and 1990s. ... The 1992-1993 season was the 113th season of competitive football in England. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Brian John McClair (born December 8, 1963) in Bellshill, Scotland) is a former Scottish international soccer player, notable for his near eleven-year spell at Manchester United F.C., as well as important tenures at Scottish clubs Celtic F.C. and Motherwell F.C.. During his period at Manchester United... Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. ...


But Robson was still able to make enough appearances for another Premiership champions medal in 1993–94, and scored one of their four goals in the FA Cup semi final replay victory over Oldham. Unfortunately, he was dropped from the squad for the FA Cup final, a decision which manager Alex Ferguson later admitted was one of the hardest of his career. The 1993-1994 season was the 114th season of competitive football in England. ... Rochdale Road stand Oldham Athletic Association Football Club is an English football club based at Boundary Park, on Sheepfoot Lane, Oldham. ...


Middlesbrough

Bryan Robson's 13-year spell at Manchester United came to an end after nearly 500 appearances and 99 goals in the summer of 1994 when he accepted the player-manager's job at Middlesborough. From 1994 to 1996 he combined the role with that of England assistant manager (under Terry Venables), and was linked with the manager's job when Venables announced his intention to quit after Euro 96. This is the first product to successfully combine football management and action games together. ... Middlesbrough Football Club (commonly known as Boro) are an English football club based in Middlesbrough. ... Terence Frederick Venables (born January 6, 1943 in Dagenham, London) is the Assistant England national football team manager and a former English international footballer. ... The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ...


International playing career

In the summer of 1975 Robson was called up to the England youth team for the "mini World Cup". He played as a centre-half during the tournament, which England won, beating Finland 1–0 in the final.[11] He was selected for the England Under-21s for the first time in March 1977, but was withdrawn from the squad by his club West Bromwich Albion, who needed him for a league match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.[13] Albion drew 2–2, with Robson scoring one of the goals. On 6 February 1979 he finally made his England under-21 debut, albeit as an overage player (he was 22 at the time) as England beat Wales Under-21s 1–0 at Swansea's Vetch Field.[27][28] He made his England B debut on 12 June, 1979, and scored after just five minutes to give England a 1–0 lead against Austria B in Klagenfurt, although the match was abandoned after 60 minutes.[27][29] He appeared three times for England B in all, captaining the side on his third and final appearance as England drew 0–0 with Algeria's A team in Algiers on 11 December 1990.[29] First International England U-21 0-0 Wales U-21 (Molineux, Wolverhampton; December 15, 1976) Largest win England U-21 8-1 Finland U-21 (Boothferry Park, Hull; October 12, 1977) Worst defeat Romania U-21 4-0 England U-21 (PloieÅŸti, Romania; October 14, 1980) & England U-21... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... First International 1992 Largest win Worst defeat Italy 8-1 Wales Pavia, September 5, 2003 UEFA U-21 Championship Appearances None (First in n/a) Best result 3rd of 5 in Qual. ... Vetch Field was a multi-use stadium in Swansea, Wales. ... England B team England B is a secondary football team run occasionally as support for the England national football team. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... This article is about the capital of Algeria. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


On 6 February 1980 Robson made his full international debut, and his first appearance at Wembley, as England beat the Republic of Ireland 2–0 in a qualifier for that summer's European Championships.[30] Robson's second cap came in the final preparation game for the finals - a 2–1 win over Australia in Sydney - but he didn't feature in the tournament itself, from which England were eliminated in the first round. On 9 September 1981 he marked his 13th cap by scoring his first goal for England, in a 2–1 defeat to Norway in Oslo. The match was also memorable for Norwegian commentator Bjørge Lillelien's taunting of England following the end of the match. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Bjørge Lillelien (March 29, 1927 – October 26, 1987) was a Norwegian sports journalist and commentator. ...


England coach Ron Greenwood started to feature Robson regularly in his midfield, selecting him for the first dozen internationals after the European Championships finished, including all eight of the qualifying games for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, through which England earned a place in the finals. Robson was in the record books for 20 years thanks to a goal scored against France in England's opening game of the 1982 World Cup. It came after just 27 seconds of the match - the fastest in World Cup finals history until 2002 when Hakan Şükür scored after ten seconds in the third-place match against South Korea. For Robson's achievement, he received an inscribed gold watch, which he still occasionally wears.[31] Ron Greenwood CBE (November 11, 1921 — February 8, 2006) was an English football player and manager, best known for being manager of the English national football team from 1977 until 1982. ... The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ... Hakan Şükür (born September 1, 1971 in Adapazarı, Sakarya, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a striker. ...


Robson captained England for the first time on 17 November 1982, leading the side to a 3–0 win over Greece in Salonika. He scored a hat-trick in England's 8–0 victory over Turkey in Istanbul on 14 November 1984. Captain Marvel, as he was nicknamed, helped England qualify for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. By now he was considered by England manager Bobby Robson to be the best player in England.[32] However his hopes of glory were crushed by a 2–1 defeat against Argentina in the quarter final. Robson was injured and didn't play in that game; in fact England's improvement in the tournament was connected to the fact that he was injured in a warm-up game, and was never fully fit. Robson re-injured himself in a 0–0 draw in England's second game against Morocco and played no further part in the World Cup that year. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Thessaloniki or Salonica (Greek: ) is Greeces second-largest city and the capital of Macedonia, the largest Region of Greece. ... In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


But Robson was faced with more adversity of his own - a shoulder injury which affected him for weeks after the competition. Two years later Robson played well for England at the 1988 European Championship in West Germany but was unable to prevent them from going out in the first phase of the competition, having lost all three of their group games. Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ...


Robson was a regular player for England throughout the 1980s and continued his international career until 1991, during which time he played a prominent role in helping England reach the World Cup second round in 1982, the World Cup Quarter Final in 1986, and the European Championship group stages in 1988. His role was limited during the 1990 World Cup because of injury and David Platt took his place during the knock-out stages as England came fourth. The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ... The 1990 Football World Cup was designated by FIFA in 1984 to be held in Italy, making it the second country to host the event two times. ... David Andrew Platt (born June 10, 1966 in Chadderton, near Oldham, in Lancashire) is a former English footballer, who played in midfield. ...


Managerial career

Middlesbrough

Bryan Robson made a dream start to his managerial career as Middlesbrough won the Division One title and promotion to the Premiership in their final season at Ayresome Park before relocation to the new 30,000-seat Riverside Stadium on the banks of the River Tees. He was assisted by Viv Anderson, another former Manchester United player. The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Riverside Stadium is a football stadium in Middlesbrough, England, which has been the home of Middlesbrough F.C. since it opened in 1995. ... The Tees is a river in Northern England. ... Vivian Anderson (born 29 August 1956) was the first black football player to represent England. ...


Middlesbrough made an ambitious return to the Premiership and attracted expensively-signed big names like Nick Barmby and the Brazilians Juninho Paulista and Branco. They went fourth in the Premiership in October 1995, but an injury crisis severely demoralised the side and they slid down the table to finish 12th. Nicholas Jonathan Nick Barmby (born February 11, 1974 in Hull, England) is an English footballer currently playing for Hull City, who has amassed a total of 23 caps for his country. ... For other persons named Juninho, see Juninho (disambiguation). ... Branco, real name Claudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal, (born April 4, 1964 in Bage, Brazil) is a football (soccer) defender, a deadly free kick taker, and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup. ...


In 1996–97 Robson led Boro to both domestic cup finals but they lost both, losing 1–0 in a replay to Leicester City in the League Cup Final and 2–0 in the FA Cup Final to Chelsea. But the board kept faith in Robson and he repaid their loyalty with automatic promotion back to the Premiership in 1997–98. The downside of the season was a League Cup final defeat against Chelsea. Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) is an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... The 1997 Coca Cola Cup Final was played between Middlesbrough and Leicester City. ... The 1997 FA Cup Final took place on 17 May, 1997 at Wembley Stadium and was won by Chelsea with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... The 1998 Coca Cola Cup Final was played between Chelsea and Middlesbrough. ...


In December 2000 Middlesbrough brought in Terry Venables as head coach to assist Robson, who remained as manager.[33] Robson left the club "by mutual consent" in June 2001, having failed to bring the club beyond a mid-table Premiership finish.[34] His successor was Steve McClaren, the Manchester United assistant manager. Terence Frederick Venables (born January 6, 1943 in Dagenham, London) is the Assistant England national football team manager and a former English international footballer. ... For the ice hockey player, see Steve McLaren. ...


Bradford City

Following the resignation of Mick McCarthy, Robson emerged in January 2003 as the bookmakers' favourite to become the new Republic of Ireland manager,[35] but the job went instead to Brian Kerr.[36] In November 2003 Robson was set to become Nigeria's national coach, but the appointment was blocked by the Nigerian sports minister due to doubts as to whether Robson's wage demands could be met.[37] Later that month, Robson did make his football comeback—more than two years after leaving Middlesbrough—when he accepted the manager's job with Division One strugglers Bradford City.[38] Robson won his first game in charge as Bradford fought back from 2–0 down to beat Millwall 3–2.[39] But he recorded just six more wins as Bradford took only 22 points from 27 games under Robson and were relegated in 23rd position. Robson's short-term contract was not renewed and he handed the reins over to his assistant Colin Todd.[40] Michael Joseph McCarthy (born 7 February 1959) is a former professional football player who moved into club management with Millwall, the Republic of Ireland, Sunderland, and currently Wolverhampton Wanderers. ... This article refers to the former Republic of Ireland football team manager, there is also a current football player Brian Kerr. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... Bradford City Association Football Club (also known as The Bantams, and previously The Paraders or The Citizens) is an English football club based in Bradford, Yorkshire, currently playing in League Two. ... Millwall Football Club are an English professional football team based at the New Den Stadium in Bermondsey, South East London. ... Colin Todd (born 12 December 1948 in Chester-le-Street) is a former English football player and current manager of Randers FC in the Danish Superliga. ...


West Bromwich Albion

Bryan Robson's third management job began in November 2004 when he agreed to return to his old club West Bromwich Albion as manager - 23 years after his departure as a player.[41] His first match in charge ended in a 2–1 home defeat to his former club Middlesbrough.[42] A 4–0 loss away to local rivals Birmingham City on 18 December meant that Albion were bottom of the Premiership on Christmas Day, a position from which no team had previously escaped relegation from the Premiership.[43] Robson was the subject of derisory chants from Albion supporters during the game.[44] The team were also bottom going into the last game of the season. However Robson and his players defied all the odds to stay up thanks to a 2–0 home win over Portsmouth on the final day of the season, coupled with favourable results from elsewhere. His team failed to build on this achievement in 2005–06 though, and Albion were relegated with two matches left to play.[45] Robson left the club "by mutual consent" on 18 September 2006, following a disappointing (but by no means disastrous) start to the season.[46] West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) is an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English professional football club based in the city of Birmingham. ... Portsmouth Football Club are an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ...


Sheffield United

On 22 May 2007 it was announced at a press conference that Bryan Robson and Brian Kidd would be the new management team at Sheffield United.[47] His first match in charge was a home match against Colchester United on 11 August in a 2-2 draw.[48] His first win was three days later in a 3-1 win against Chesterfield in the Carling Cup.[49] United subsequently collected nine points in their first 10 league matches, leaving the Blades in 20th place in the Championship and, it prompted Robson to comment about the situation.[50] is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Brian Kidd (born 29 May 1949, Collyhurst, Manchester) is an English former professional footballer, who since his retirement has worked as both a coach and manager. ... Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Colchester United Football Club is an English football team who play in the Championship. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chesterfield Football Club is an English football club based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The English football league system, otherwise known as the football pyramid, is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (although for historical reasons a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ...


Managerial stats

Updated: 3 November 2007

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Middlesbrough Flag of England 31 May 1994 6 December 2000 314 127 101 86 40.44
Bradford City Flag of England 24 November 2003 17 June 2004 28 7 20 1 25.00
West Bromwich Albion Flag of England 9 November 2004 18 September 2006 81 19 38 24 23.45
Sheffield United Flag of England 22 May 2007 Present 14 3 5 6 21.43

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Honours

Robson was awarded the OBE in the January 1990 New Year's Honours.[51] He was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as a player.[52] The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement, or service to the United Kingdom. ... The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England. ...


Life outside football

Personal life

The cover of Robbo: My Autobiography, published in 2006.
The cover of Robbo: My Autobiography, published in 2006.

Robson married Denise Brindley on 2 June 1979.[27] The couple have three children: Claire (born 17 September 1980),[53] Charlotte (born 17 June 1982),[54] and Ben (born 2 September 1988).[55] In 2000 he was exposed as having an affair with Sky Sports reporter Claire Tomlinson.[56] Tomlinson was then reported to have been banned by Sky from presenting a match involving a team managed by Robson.[citation needed] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... Claire Tomlinson is a presenter for Sky Sports, and has worked there for more than 10 years. ...


Other activities

As a player, Robson endorsed products by adidas, and later New Balance football boots, as well as owning a stake in the Birthday's greeting card chain.[57] He was the subject of the television programme This Is Your Life in 1985.[58] Robson has appeared in a number of advertisements, including an appearance in Carlsberg's 2006 "Best Pub Side" television commercial, where he starred alongside other former England players.[59] In 2007 he formed a specialist sports company, Robson Lloyd Consultancy Ltd, with an aim to build community sports academies with long-lasting benefits for small Football clubs. His autobiography, entitled Robbo: My Autobiography was released in May 2006.[60] This article is about the company. ... New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. ... Birthdays is a British High Street greeting cards retailer. ... This Is Your Life is a television documentary series airing in the United Kingdom, originally on BBC Television, and now ITV. It originally aired in the United States from 1952 to 1961, and again in 1972 on NBC. The UK version was launched in 1955 on the BBC and was... Note: Carling beer is not produced by the Carlsberg brewery. ... A television advertisement or commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Correct as of 9 October 2007. Robson is behind Peter Shilton, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Billy Wright and David Beckham in the all-time list.
  2. ^ a b c Robson, Bryan [2006] (2007). Robbo: My Autobiography, Paperback edition, Hodder & Stoughton, pp4–7. ISBN 978-0-340-83957-7. 
  3. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p10. 
  4. ^ a b Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp11–12. 
  5. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p9–10. 
  6. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp13–14. 
  7. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp15–16. 
  8. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p23. 
  9. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p24. 
  10. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p25. 
  11. ^ a b c Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp26–27. 
  12. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp28–29. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp30–32. 
  14. ^ a b Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p33–34. 
  15. ^ Matthews, Tony; Mackenzie, Colin (1987). Albion! A Complete Record of West Bromwich Albion 1879-1987. Breedon Books, p147. ISBN 0-907969-23-2. 
  16. ^ a b Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp45–46. 
  17. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p54. 
  18. ^ a b Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p55. 
  19. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p64. 
  20. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p65. 
  21. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p67. 
  22. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p75. 
  23. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp76–79. 
  24. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p83. 
  25. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p134. 
  26. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p138. 
  27. ^ a b c Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp37–39. 
  28. ^ Courtney, Barrie (2004-01-10). England - U-21 International Results 1976-1985 - Details. RSSSF. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  29. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (2004-03-21). England - International Results B-Team - Details. RSSSF. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  30. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p41. 
  31. ^ Harding, John (2007-06-09). 100 Greatest Goals. GiveMeFootball.com. Professional Footballers' Association. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  32. ^ Robson, Bobby (2005). Farewell but Not Goodbye. Hodder & Stoughton, p120. ISBN 034582347X. 
  33. ^ "Robson hopes Venables stays", BBC Sport, 2000-12-05. Retrieved on 2007-10-15. 
  34. ^ "Robson leaves Middlesbrough", BBC Sport, 2001-06-05. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 
  35. ^ "Robson favourite for Irish job", BBC Sport, 2003-01-15. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  36. ^ "Kerr is new Republic boss", BBC Sport, 2003-01-27. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  37. ^ "Nigeria stall Robson plan", BBC Sport, 2003-11-05. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  38. ^ "Bradford appoint Robson", BBC Sport, 2003-11-24. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 
  39. ^ "We love you Robbo!", Telegraph & Argus, 2003-12-01. Retrieved on 2007-10-09. 
  40. ^ "Todd is new Bantams manager", Telegraph & Argus, 2004-06-17. Retrieved on 2007-10-09. 
  41. ^ "Baggies appoint Robson as manager", BBC Sport, 2004-11-09. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 
  42. ^ "West Brom 1-2 Middlesbrough", BBC Sport, 2004-11-14. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  43. ^ "Birmingham 4-0 West Brom", BBC Sport, 2004-12-18. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  44. ^ "Robson criticises Baggies defence", BBC Sport, 2004-12-18. Retrieved on 2007-10-16. 
  45. ^ "Albion suffer relegation", West Bromwich Albion F.C., 2006-04-29. Retrieved on 2007-11-02. 
  46. ^ "Robson and West Brom part company", BBC Sport, 2006-09-18. Retrieved on 2007-08-14. 
  47. ^ "Robson unveiled as Sheff Utd boss", BBC Sport, 2007-05-22. Retrieved on 2007-05-22. 
  48. ^ "United fail to live up to the hype", The Sheffield Star, 2007-08-13. Retrieved on 2007-10-17. 
  49. ^ "Robson's charges start to get it right", The Sheffield Star, 2007-08-15. Retrieved on 2007-10-17. 
  50. ^ "Be patient says Robbo", The Sheffield Star, 2007-10-10. Retrieved on 2007-10-17. 
  51. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p131. 
  52. ^ 2002 Inaugural Inductees. National Football Museum. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  53. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p43. 
  54. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p61. 
  55. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, p131. 
  56. ^ TV sports girls: Clare Tomlinson. Virgin Media. Retrieved on 2007-09-17.
  57. ^ Robson. Robbo: My Autobiography, pp59–60. 
  58. ^ Bryan Robson (II) Filmography. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-10-16.
  59. ^ Carlsberg's "Best Pub Side" TV commercial. TheFA.com (2006-04-19). Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
  60. ^ Robbo: My Autobiography (Hardcover). Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-10-07.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sammy McIlroy
Manchester United F.C. captain
1982–1994
Succeeded by
Steve Bruce
Preceded by
Ray Wilkins
England football captain
1982–1991
Succeeded by
Gary Lineker
Preceded by
Lawrie McMenemy
England assistant manager
1994–1996
Succeeded by
John Gorman
Persondata
NAME Robson, Bryan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Captain Marvel (nickname)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Football player and manager
DATE OF BIRTH 11 January 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH Chester-le-Street, England
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

  Results from FactBites:
 
www.manutdzone.com: Bryan Robson: A career profile with pictures of United's famous Captain in the 80's and 90's (817 words)
Bryan Robson was the leading midfield player in British football during the 1980s.
Robson had a habit of scoring vital goals and he could certainly shoot as well as any of the top strikers of his day.
Robbo scored a stunning long-range effort against Liverpool in the 1985 FA Cup Semi-final replay and his goal against Brighton in the 1983 final was a scorcher from outside the box.
BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | West Bromwich Albion | Robson and West Brom part company (684 words)
Robson, 49, pulled off West Brom's dramatic escape from relegation in his first season at the Hawthorns on the final day of the 2004/05 Premiership season.
But Robson was unable to repeat the trick for a second year running and the Baggies were relegated along with Midlands rivals Birmingham and Sunderland.
Peace kept faith with Robson over the summer, insisting he wanted stability at the club and because Robson had twice won promotion to the Premiership when he was in charge at Middlesbrough.
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