Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Focus On : Brian Robson His Story

  When the England captain Bryan Robson went up the Wembley steps to receive the FA Cup after his club's 1—0 victory in the replay against Crystal Palace, he became the first captain to do so three times. Robson had led United to their victory over Brighton in 1983 - scoring twice in the replay nd also collected a winners' medal and the trophy when his club defeated Everton in the 1985 final. In 1990, on the eve of his departure to the World Cup in Italy, his contribution was just as emphatic. Robson scored in the first semi-final against Oldham at Maine Road, then headed United's equaliser at Wembley after Gary O'Reilly had put Palace in front. The late 70s saw the young Robson first emerge on Match of the Day as a versatile member of Ron Atkinson's team at West Bromwich Albion, who qualified for Europe three years out of four. 

He joined Atkinson again at Manchester United in 1981 for 2 then record fee of £1.5 million, and for the next tiecade led United and England with a fearless disregard for his own well-being which earned him the nickname 'Captain Marvel'.  When United went to the top of the table above Leeds in January 1992, Robson was celebrating his 35th birthday. Earlier that season, he played his 90th and last match for England. But another in the series of nagging injuries which were sent to try him, meant that Robson missed critical league matches as Manchester United faded in the Championship race and finished second to Leeds United. He represented England on 90 occasions, making him the sixth most capped England player of all-time,and has the eleventh highest goalscoring tally with 26. Robson captained his country 65 times, with only Bobby Moore and Billy Wright having captained England on more occasions.

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1974–1981  West Bromwich Albion
1981–1994  Manchester United
1994–1996  Middlesbrough
1994–2000 Middlesbrough
2000–2001 Middlesbrough with Terry Venables
2003–2004 Bradford City
2004–2006 West Bromwich Albion
2007–2008 Sheffield United
2009–2011 Thailand

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