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The world has lost Sir Bobby Robson of the game of Football

Sir Bobby Robson brought England close to World Cup victory

Sir Bobby Robson brought England close to World Cup victory

Sir Bobby Robson, a great player and even better manager, will be well remembered in football as a winner and man of the home team.

As a player Sir Bobby was a deep forward who loved the ball at his feet.  Later as a manager he favored slick passing on the ground and the beautiful game.

He took little Ipswich to glory, bagging the UEFA and FA Cups.  Then he took England to the World Cup semifinals in 1990, close enough to taste the ultimate victory.

At the height of his magic in the 90′s he was a winning manager bringing home trophies more years than not.  His approach to the game worked for the teams he managed in England, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain; he was a master of the game internationally.

In 1999 Sir Bobby returned home to manage Newcastle, the home club of his youth affections, and he ended his football career there.  Now he has returned home again for good and will be greatly missed by all who love football.

Trophies

1973 Texaco Cup Ipswich
1978 FA Cup Ipswich
1981 UEFA Cup Ipswich
1991 Dutch league PSV
1992 Dutch league PSV
1994 Portuguese Cup Porto
1995 Portuguese league Porto
1996 Portuguese league Porto
1997 European Cup
Winners’ Cup & Spanish Cup
Barcelona

Sir Robert William Robson

Date of birth 18 February 1933
Place of birth Sacriston, County Durham, England
Date of death 31 July 2009 (aged 76)
Place of death County Durham, England
Playing position Deep forward

Senior career

Years Club App (Gls)
1950–1956
1956–1962
1962–1967
Fulham
West Bromwich Albion
Fulham
152 (68)
239 (56)
192 (9)

National team

1957–1962 England 20 (4)

Teams managed

1968
1969–1982
1982–1990
1990–1992
1992–1994
1994–1996
1996–1997
1998–1999
1999–2004
Fulham
Ipswich Town
England
PSV Eindhoven
Sporting Lisbon
FC Porto
FC Barcelona
PSV Eindhoven
Newcastle United
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