Cyril Robinson

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Cyril Robinson
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-03-04) 4 March 1929 (age 86)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Playing position Wing-half (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947-1951 Mansfield Town ? (?)
1951-1955 Blackpool 21 (2)
1955-1956 Northwich Victoria ? (?)
1956-1959 Bradford Park Avenue 89 (3)
1959-1960 Southport 37 (0)
Total 147 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cyril Robinson (born 4 March 1929 in Nottingham) is an English former professional footballer.

Robinson's professional career was relatively short, spanning just a decade, four years of which was spent at Blackpool. He was part of the Seasiders‍ '​ team that won the FA Cup in 1953. The FA Cup final was only his second start of the season, and he is, as of September 2007, the only surviving member of Blackpool's winning team, after the death of Bill Perry.

He made his debut for the Tangerines on 3 November 1951, in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion. His two league goals for the club came later that month.

After leaving Blackpool, Robinson went on to play for Northwich Victoria, Bradford Park Avenue and Southport. At the age of 30 he moved into non-league football, and played for seven more clubs: Buxton, Lancaster City, Toronto City, Fleetwood, Blackpool Mechanics, Hellas and Australian club Newcastle Croatia.


  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X. 

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