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George Robb

Tottenham Hotspur FC

1 appearance, 0 goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 6
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  George Robb
Birth 1 June 1926 in Finsbury Park, London [registered in Islington, September 1926].
Attended Holloway Grammar School
Marriage to Kathleen M. Wilson [registered in Hampstead, December 1960].
Death 25 December 2011 in Ardingley, Haywards Heath, aged 85 years 207 days, following a long illness.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football with North London schools. Played amateur with Finchley FC from 1942 whilst with the Royal Navy. Robb had a trial with Derby County FC in November 1950, but he signed amateur forms with Tottenham Hotspur FC in December 1951. During with time he represented Southern Counties. He signed a professional contract on 22 June 1953, and after 182 league appearances and 53 goals, he was forced into retiring through injury in May 1960.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1951-52, 1956-57;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 11st. 12lbs [1954].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 725th players (726) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 284, 25 November 1953, England 3 Hungary 6, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 27 years 177 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional squad);
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (eighteen appearances), England B (three appearances, 1954);
Distinctions Died sixteen days after Len Phillips

Beyond England

Having taught Physical Culture at Christ's College, Finchley, throughout his time at Tottenham, he retained that post until 1964, then moved to Ardingley College, near Haywards Heath in Sussex, where he also taught English , and he remained until his retirement in 1986. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.208.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
2 1 90 0 one none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 0 1 3 6 -3 0 0 3 6 0 -1
his only match was played at a home venue, it was a friendly match, and played in a white shirt
Match History
 Club: Finchley F.C. - no full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 26 GB & NI Olympic  
one unofficial appearance - England April 1952:

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 27
1 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL 38 11

one of two who became the 725th player (726) to appear for England.
the 22nd Tottenham Hotspur player to represent England

one appearance - West Germany March 1954

286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL party member
one appearance - Yugoslavia 16 May 1954
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest   AL party member
one appearance - Switzerland 23 May 1954
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on April 22 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including George Robb.