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Bryan Robson

West Bromwich Albion FC, Manchester United FC

90 appearances, 26 goals, one penalty

P 90 W 46 D 27 L 17 F 158: A 58
*(actual F x: A x)
66% successful

1980-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
65
minutes played:
7645

Profile

Full name Bryan Robson OBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 11 January 1957 at Northlands, Chester-le-Street, county Durham [registered in Durham Northern, March 1957]. To Brian and Maureen Robson.
Born at his grandmother's house, they were living in Witton Gilbert at the time. Moved to South Pelaw aged six.
Attended Witton Gilbert infant school for a year, then South Pelaw.
Married to Denise K. Brindley on 2 June 1979  [registered in Sandwell, Staffordshire, June 1979]. Children, Claire, (b. 17 September 1980), Charlotte (b. 17 June 1982), Ben (b. 2 September 1988)
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 11lbs [1984].

Source

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

Biographies Robbo: My Autobiography - Bryan Robson with Derick Allsop (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2006)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Broke the British Transfer record on 1 October 1981 when he signed with Manchester United FC. Despite an offer from and interview with Juventus FC in early 1984, as well as with Sampdoria FC, Robson remained with United after no club would meet the three million pound asking price. Robson then signed a seven year contract in the 1984 summer, worth one million a year.
Club honours Football League Cup runners-up 1982-83, 1990-91, 1993-94, winners 1991-92; FA Cup winners 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94; FA Charity Shield winners 1983, 1993, runners-up 1985, shared 1990; Football League Division One runners-up 1987-88, 1991-92; European Cup Winners Cup winners 1990-91; UEFA Super Cup winners 1991; FA Premier League Champions 1992-93, 1993-94;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89;
Distinctions Appeared on ITV's This Is Your Life 23 January 1985;

Source

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

Mangerial Career

Club(s)  
Club honours Football League Division One/Championship winners 1994-95; Football League Cup runners-up 1996-97, 1997-98, FA Cup runners-up 1996-97;

England Career

Player number 941st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 537, 6 February 1980, England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 26 days.
Last match No. 678, 16 October 1991, England 1 Turkey 0, a European Championship match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 34 years 278 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982, 1986, 1990; European Championship Finals 1980 (provisional), 1988; British Championships 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; Rous Cup 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989;
Team honours World Cup 1990 semi-finals; British Championships winners 1981-82, 1982-83; Rous Cup runners-up 1985, 1987, winners 1988, 1989;
Individual honours England B (three appearances, 1979-90), England U21 (seven appearances). BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1985-86, England vs. Israel, International friendly match, 26 February 1986.
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Bryan Robson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens Capt. Disc.
- 90 58 90 0 19 7645 26 294 min 17 1 65 one
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bryan Robson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 38 23 10 5 78 19 +59 8 24 2.053 0.50 73.7 +18
Away 39 19 13 7 65 27 +38 11 19 1.667 0.692 65.4 +12
Neutral 13 4 4 5 15 12 +3 5 6 1.154 0.923 46.2 -1
All 90 46 27 17 158 58 +100 24 49 1.756 0.644 66.1 +29

 

Bryan Robson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 74 38 22 14 131 46 +85 19 43 1.77 0.622 66.2 +24
Red 16 8 5 3 27 12 +15 5 6 1.688 0.75 65.6 +5
All 90 46 27 17 158 58 +100 24 49 1.756 0.644 66.1 +29

 

Bryan Robson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

19 10 6 3 43 10 +33 4 12 2.263 0.526 68.4 +7
WCF 8 2 5 1 6 3 +3 5 5 0.75 0.375 56.3 +1
World Cup 27 12 11 4 49 13 +36 9 17 1.815 0.481 64.8 +8

ECP

13 10 3 0 42 4 +38 1 10 3.231 0.308 88.5 +10
ECF 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -3
European Championship 16 10 3 3 44 11 +33 2 10 2.75 0.688 71.9 +7
British Championship 8 5 2 1 10 2 +8 2 6 1.25 0.25 75.0 +4
Rous Cup 7 2 4 1 5 3 +2 3 4 0.714 0.429 57.1 +1
Minor Tournament 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
Friendly 29 16 7 6 46 26 +20 7 11 1.586 0.897 67.2 +10
All 90 46 27 17 158 58 +100 24 49 1.756 0.644 66.1 +29

 

Bryan Robson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 8 4 1 3 13 8 +5 1 3 1.625 1.00 56.3 +1
WCP 1984-86 6 3 3 0 20 2 +18 1 4 3.333 0.333 75.0 +3
WCP 1988-90 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3
WCP All 19 10 6 3 43 10 +33 4 12 2.263 0.526 68.4 +7
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 2 3 1.25 0.25 75.0 +2
WCF 1986 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
WCF 1990 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
WCF All 8 2 5 1 6 3 +3 5 5 0.75 0.375 56.3 +1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1980-82 12 6 3 3 18 9 +9 3 6 1.50 0.75 62.5 +3
WC 1984-86 8 3 4 1 20 3 +17 3 5 2.50 0.375 62.5 +2
WC 1988-90 7 3 4 0 11 1 +10 3 6 1.571 0.143 71.4 +3
WC All 27 12 11 4 49 13 +36 9 17 1.815 0.481 64.8 +8
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP 1982-84 5 4 1 0 21 2 +19 0 4 4.20 0.40 90.0 +4
ECP 1986-88 5 4 1 0 17 1 +16 1 4 3.40 0.20 90.0 +4
ECP 1990-92 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
ECP All 13 10 3 0 42 4 +38 1 10 3.231 0.308 88.5 +10
European Championship FinaCompetitionCompetition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1988 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -3
ECF All 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -3
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC 1982-84 5 4 1 0 21 2 +19 0 4 4.20 0.40 90.0 +4
EC 1986-88 8 4 1 3 19 8 +11 2 4 2.375 1.00 56.3 +1
EC 1990-92 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
EC All 13 10 3 0 42 4 +38 1 10 3.231 0.308 88.5 +10
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1980-81 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0.00 0.50 25.0 -1
BC 1981-82 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 0 3 2.00 0.00 100.0 +3
BC 1982-83 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1983-84 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC All 8 5 2 1 10 2 +8 2 6 1.25 0.25 75.0 +4
Rous Cup Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1985 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
RC 1987 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
RC 1988 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
RC 1989 2 1 1 0 2 0 +0 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
RC All 7 2 4 1 5 3 +2 3 4 0.714 0.429 57.1 +1
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Copa Ciudad de Mexico 1985 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 1 0 0.50 1.50 0.00 -2
Azteca 2000 1985 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 0 1 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0

Note that the second Copa Ciuded de Mexico and the First Azteca 2000 match are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

TC All 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 27 12 11 4 49 13 +36 9 17 1.815 0.481 64.8 +8
EC 16 10 3 3 44 11 +33 2 10 2.75 0.688 71.9 +7
BC 8 5 2 1 10 2 +8 2 6 1.25 0.25 75.0 +4
RC 7 2 4 1 5 3 +2 3 4 0.714 0.429 57.1 +1
TC 3 1 0 2 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 33.3 -1
All 61 30 20 11 112 32 +80 17 38 1.836 0.525 65.6 +19

 

Bryan Robson - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 13 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 23 full capsx

Age 22
1 b 12 June 1979 - Austria 0 England 1, Klagenfurt - abandoned after 60 mins Fr AabW Start 8
Age 23
1 537 6 February 1980 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 6
2 b 26 March 1980 - England 1 Spain 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start 8
2 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Fr AW Start off 88 10
A 25-man provisional squad was announced on 24 May 1980, it consisted of a twenty-man final squad, plus two from five shortlisted players. Bryan Robson was one of those five, and one of the three who was not selected for the final squad.
3 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 6
4 548 15 October 1980 - Romania 2 England 1, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AL Start 6
5 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 4
Age 24
6 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 4
7 551 29 April 1981 - England 0 Romania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 4
8 552 12 May 1981 - England 0 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 4
9 553 20 May 1981 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 4
10 554 23 May 1981 - England 0 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 6
11 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start 8
12 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Start 6
13 557 9 September 1981 - Norway 2 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo WCP AL Start 14 6
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 77 full caps  
14 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 6
15 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 1 8
Age 25
16 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 6
17 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
18 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 6
19 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 27, 58 off 65 6
20 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Start 1, 67 16
21 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start off ht
- 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW injured
22 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ND Start
23 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 64 full caps, 63 captainciesx

24 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AD Start 8
25 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Captain 6
26 573 15 December 1982 - England 9 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Captain 4
Age 26
- 577 28 May 1983 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD squad member
27 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Capt 13 off 27 7
28 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW Captain 7
29 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP AW Capt 7
Age 27
30 585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0, Parc des Princes, Paris Fr AL Captain 7
31 586 4 April 1984 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Captain 7
32 588 26 May 1984 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Captain 8
33 589 2 June 1984 - England 0 USSR 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Captain 8
34 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AW Captain 7
35 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL Captain 7
36 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AD Captain 7
37 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Capt 82 7
38 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Capt 71
off 75
7
39 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8, Inönü Stadyumu, Ístanbul WCP AW Captain
7
Age 28
40 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Captain
off 82
7
41 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AD Captain 7
42 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD Captain 7
43 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow RC AL Captain 7
44 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL Captain 7
45 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL Captain 7
46 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW Capt 34
off 73
7
47 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW Captain
off 63
7
48 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Captain 7
49 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Capt 35
off 66
7
Age 29
50 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AW Capt
35 85
7
51 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr NW Capt off 71 7
- 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Fr AW squad member
52 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL Capt off 75 7
53 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND Capt off 41
- 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW injured squad member
- 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
- 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
54 620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Captain 7
Age 30
55 622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AW Captain 7
56 623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Capt 19 7
57 624 29 April 1987 - Turkey 0 England 0, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AD Captain 7
58 625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD Captain 7
59 626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Captain 7
60 628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Capt 59 7
61 629 11 November 1987 - Yugoslavia 1 England 4, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd ECP AW Capt
off 76
7
Age 31
62 631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Captain 7
63 632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD Captain 7
64 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW Captain 7
65 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Captain 7
66 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne Fr AD Capt off 79 7
67 636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1, Neckarstadion, Stuttgart ECF NL Captain 7
68 637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf NL Capt 54
69 638 18 June 1988 - England 1 USSR 3, Waldstadion, Frankfurt NL Captain
70 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Captain 7
71 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Captain 7
72 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD Captain 7
Age 32
73 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW Capt 79 7
74 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë WCP AW Capt 7
75 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Captain 7
76 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD Captain 7
77 646 27 May 1989 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Captain 7
78 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Captain 7
79 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD Captain 7
80 650 11 October 1989 - Poland 0 England 0, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD Captain 7
81 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Capt off ht 7
82 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Capt 1, 68 off 75 7
Age 33
83 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Capt off 75 7
84 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Captain 7
85 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD Captain 7
86 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna WCF ND Captain 7
87 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna ND Capt off 64
- 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sardigna NW injured squad member
- 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna NW
- 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW
- 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino ND
- 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari AL
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 3 full caps, 2 captainciesx

3 b 11 December 1990 - Algeria A 0 England 0, Stade du 7th Juillet, Algiers Fr AD Captain 7
Age 34
88 668 6 February 1991 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Capt off 70 7
89 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Captain 7
90 678 16 October 1991 - England 1 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 7
retired from international football on 4 November 1991.

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