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Encyclopedia > Laurent Robert

Laurent Robert (born May 21, 1975 in Saint Benoît, Réunion) is a French left winger who currently plays for Benfica of the Portuguese SuperLiga. May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Saint-Benoît is a commune of the Réunion département doutre-mer of France. ... In association football a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly referred to as simply Benfica, SL Benfica or Benfica Lisbon; pron. ... Liga Betandwin. ...

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Clubs

Robert started his career at Montpellier, before signing for Paris Saint-Germain in 1999, making his debut for the French national team shortly after. His first season with Paris Saint-Germain had a number of disciplinary problems, including three red cards. Concerns over his temperament deprived him of a place in the French squad for Euro 2000. The following season was met with greater success, including a Champions League match against Rosenborg, in which he set up six goals in a 7-2 win. Following a recall to the national team, Robert scored his first goal for France in a match against Turkey in November 2000. Montpellier Hérault Sport Club is a French football club, based in Montpellier. ... Paris Saint-Germain FC, or PSG, is a French football club based in Paris. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... First international Belgium 3 - 3 France (Brussels, Belgium; 1 May 1904) Largest win France 10 - 0 Azerbaijan (Paris, France; 6 September 1995) Worst defeat Denmark 17 - 1 France (London, England; 19 October 1908) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1998 European Championship Appearances 6 (First in... The 2000 UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th edition of the UEFA European Championship, a competition between the national football teams of Europe held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... Official logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Rosenborg can refer to: Rosenborg B.K., a Norwegian football club. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Newcastle United Days

In 2001, he joined English club Newcastle United for a fee of £9.5 million following a dispute with PSG coach Luis Fernandez. A managerial dispute was also the cause of Robert's exit from Newcastle. After Bobby Robson left the manager's post at Newcastle, Robert had a very strained relationship with his successor, Graeme Souness. After the 2004-05 season, Robert vowed never to play for Newcastle again. Portsmouth were able to acquire him on loan, but the move quickly turned sour with Robert becoming increasingly unhappy with his role at the club. In January 2006 he returned to Newcastle, who allowed him to join Benfica on a free transfer. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies. Newcastle United supporters are known as the Toon Army or the Geordies. The club currently plays in the FA Premier League. ... Luis Fernandez (born on October 2, 1959 in Tarifa, Spain) is a former French football (soccer) defensive midfielder who retired in 1993 to become a manager. ... Sir Bobby Robson Sir Robert William Robson CBE, known as Sir Bobby Robson (born February 18, 1933) is a football manager and former football player. ... Graeme Souness when he was manager of Newcastle United Image © soccer-europe. ... The 2004/05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ... Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Free Kick Expert

Robert is known for his pace and crossing ability, and is often called upon to take corners and from free kicks. He has a tendency to shoot from long ranges in both open play and free kicks (Robert scored four goals in the 2004-05 campaign, all from set pieces.) and has scored from almost 40 yards from goal - his powerful shot has been measured at around 75 mph. However, he is sometimes inconsistent, causing much frustration for fans and managers, and was often at odds with Newcastle United over alleged comments that he had made about staff and lack of appearances. In association football a corner kick is awarded if the defensive team is the last to touch the ball before it crosses its own goal line (goal line of the end of the field it is defending) outside of the goal itself (whether by kicking or off the hands of... Miles per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of international miles covered per hour. ... Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies. Newcastle United supporters are known as the Toon Army or the Geordies. The club currently plays in the FA Premier League. ...


Portsmouth

His move to Portsmouth seemed to change him though, with Robert claiming he had immediately settled at the club and felt that the manager and fellow players understood and respected him. However, it was not long before he returned to his old ways, when on 29th October 2005, just 10 games into the season, Robert stormed out of the stadium before the match began after being named on the substitutes' bench, leaving Portsmouth to start the game with only four substitutes. Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ... Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ...


SL Benfica

It was not long before he signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Ronald Koeman's Benfica side. Robert said: "This is a super club. To be able to play in the Champions League is fantastic and that's why I am here." Image © soccer-europe. ...


He added: "They showed a lot of interest in me. I am very happy to be here."


National team

Robert won nine caps for France between 1999 and 2001, but has not played since. He has a chance of making the team for the the 2006 World Cup in Germany since joining SL Benfica. Robert also said "SL Benfica have let me breath again it has helped me regain my interntional status and my hope of playing for my country France in the 2006 World cup in Germany." It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ... For the official computer and video game, see 2006 FIFA World Cup (game). ... Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly referred to as simply Benfica, SL Benfica or Benfica Lisbon; pron. ... Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly referred to as simply Benfica, SL Benfica or Benfica Lisbon; pron. ...


Miscellaneous

A sports-obsessed child, Robert tried his hand at tennis, athletics, cycling, handball, table tennis and karate before turning his attentions to football.


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Laurent Robert at AllExperts (625 words)
Laurent Robert (born May 21, 1975 in Saint Benoît, Réunion, French Overseas Departments) is a French left winger who currently plays for Levante UD of the Spanish La Liga.
Robert is known for his pace and crossing ability, and is often called upon to take corners and from free kicks.
Laurent Robert's first goal in the Portuguese Superliga was with his current club SL Benfica from a free-kick 40 meters away against arch-rivals FC Porto.
Laurent Robert (1014 words)
After 5 years at Montpellier Robert felt he had to move on to a bigger club if he wants to progress.
Robert began the 2000-01 season in explosive form and became a real favourite among PSG supporters.
Robert is prone to rash tackles when dispossessed and has a tendency to forget the game or stray out of position if disturbed by more intelligent opponents.
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