Phil Robinson (footballer born 1967)

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Phil Robinson
Personal information
Full namePhilip John Robinson
Date of birth(1967-01-06) 6 January 1967 (age 46)
Place of birthStafford, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1987Aston Villa3(1)
1987–1989Wolverhampton Wanderers71(8)
1989–1992Notts County66(5)
1991Birmingham City (loan)9(0)
1992–1994Huddersfield Town75(5)
1994Northampton Town (loan)14(0)
1994–1996Chesterfield61(17)
1996–1998Notts County77(5)
1998–2000Stoke City62(2)
2000–2002Hereford United62(5)
2000–2007Stafford Rangers67(4)
Total567(52)
Teams managed
2002–2007Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Phil Robinson
Personal information
Full namePhilip John Robinson
Date of birth(1967-01-06) 6 January 1967 (age 46)
Place of birthStafford, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1987Aston Villa3(1)
1987–1989Wolverhampton Wanderers71(8)
1989–1992Notts County66(5)
1991Birmingham City (loan)9(0)
1992–1994Huddersfield Town75(5)
1994Northampton Town (loan)14(0)
1994–1996Chesterfield61(17)
1996–1998Notts County77(5)
1998–2000Stoke City62(2)
2000–2002Hereford United62(5)
2000–2007Stafford Rangers67(4)
Total567(52)
Teams managed
2002–2007Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Philip John "Phil" Robinson (born 6 January 1967) is an English former footballer who played for Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Notts County, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Northampton Town, Chesterfield, Stoke City, Hereford United and Stafford Rangers.

Career[edit]

Robinson was born in Stafford and began his career with Aston Villa in 1985. He then played for Wolverhampton Wanderers for two seasons which ended with back to back promotions and the achieved the same feat with Notts County. After a short loan spell with Birmingham City Robinson played two years at Huddersfield Town and played on loan for Northampton Town before joining Chesterfield helping the side gain promotion 1994–95 and then made a return to Notts County where he enjoyed his fifth promotion in 1997–98. Robinson joined Stoke City in June 1998 and played 44 times in 1998–99 and was made captain by Gary Megson for the 1999–2000 campaign but injured restricted him to 19 appearances and at the end of the season he decided to retire.[1]

Robinson spent six years as manager of home-town club Stafford Rangers. Appointed in summer 2002 after a spell with Hereford United, he guided the team to four high-finishing positions in the league, promotion back to the (Nationwide) Conference, three Staffordshire Senior Cup finals, FA Cup First Round three times and FA Trophy quarter finals. He resigned on 2 December 2007.[2]

Later career[edit]

He graduated from the University of Salford in 1999 with a degree in Physiotherapy.[3]

In June 2008, he took up a temporary coaching role with Cheltenham Town to cover for the absence through injury of Bob Bloomer.[4] In October 2008, he joined Birmingham City to oversee recruitment to their Academy.[5]

Honours[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Notts County
Chesterfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ "Robinson stands down at Stafford". BBC Sport. 2 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Graduation Booklet 1999", pg 15/16 published by University of Salford, July 1999
  4. ^ "Robinson answers Cheltenham's SOS". BBC Sport. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  5. ^ Tattum, Colin (30 October 2008). "Birmingham City appoint Phil Robinson to the Academy". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 

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