Mark Robinson (footballer, born 1981)

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Mark Robinson
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Robinson with York City following the 2009 FA Trophy Final
Personal information
Full name Mark Andrew Robinson[1]
Date of birth (1981-07-24) 24 July 1981 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Guisborough, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Whitby Town
Youth career
Middlesbrough
Nottingham Forest
000?–1999 Hartlepool United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Hartlepool United 85 (0)
2003–2004 Spennymoor United (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Scarborough (loan) 2 (0)
2004–2005 Hereford United 36 (0)
2005–2007 Stockport County 59 (4)
2007 Torquay United 18 (0)
2007–2009 York City 68 (4)
2009–2010 Gateshead 17 (0)
2010 Gainsborough Trinity 10 (0)
2010 Whitby Town 6 (0)
2010–2011 Gainsborough Trinity ? (?)
2011 Boston United (loan) 3 (0)
2011– Whitby Town 47 (5)
National team
2005 England National Game XI 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:25, 9 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:25, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Mark Andrew Robinson (born 24 July 1981) is an English footballer who plays for Whitby Town as a defender and is the current club captain.

Club career[edit]

Born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire,[2] Robinson began his career with Middlesbrough's centre of excellence at the age of 14 and he joined Nottingham Forest on schoolboy forms.[3] He signed for Hartlepool United on a Youth Training Scheme,[3] before turning professional on 2 July 1999.[2] He made his first team debut on 12 August 2000 in a 2–0 win away to Lincoln City and went on to make almost 100 appearances. He lost his place in the 2003–04 season, joining Spennymoor United on loan[4] and in February 2004 joined Football Conference side Scarborough on a one-month loan.[5]

He was released by Hartlepool United at the end of the 2003–04 season.[6] He joined Hereford United in August 2004 on a short-term contract,[7] which was extended until the end of the season in September 2004.[8] Later that month he joined Stockport County,[9] and appeared in all of the club's 51 league & cup matches during the 2005–06 season.[10][11]

Robinson playing for York City in 2008

On 25 January 2007 he joined Torquay United on a free transfer on a contract until the end of the season,[12] making his debut in the 4–1 win at home to Grimsby Town on 26 January 2007, Torquay's first win in 20 league games.[13] He remained a regular until the end of the season as Torquay were relegated to the Conference Premier.[14] In May 2007 his contract was not renewed, although he was invited back to the club for pre-season training.[15]

He joined Conference Premier team York City on a free transfer on 18 June 2007.[16] He suffered a broken leg in December, which ruled him out for three months.[17] He returned to training in January 2008, and was expected to return to the side in February.[18] He made his return in a reserve team game against Scunthorpe United during this month.[19] York manager Colin Walker exercised his option for Robinson's contract to be extended for the 2008–09 season in April.[20] During York's 2–0 victory against Rushden & Diamonds in October, Robinson played as a winger and scored the team's first goal.[21] He was released by York following the end of the 2008–09 season,[22] during which he made 47 appearances and scored two goals.[23]

Robinson signed for newly promoted Conference Premier side Gateshead on a one-year contract on 23 June 2009.[24] On 13 March 2010, Robinson joined Conference North team Gainsborough Trinity until the end of the 2009–10 season after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[25] He joined Northern Premier League Premier Division team Whitby Town in the summer of 2010 following a trial.[26][27] Robinson re-signed for Gainsborough on 30 September.[28] He joined Conference North rivals Boston United on an initial-one month loan in February 2011, but after making three appearances he returned to Gainsborough in March after Boston opted not to extend the deal. He re-joined Whitby in August 2011, linking back up with ex-team-mate Darren Williams, who subsequently replaced Tommy Cassidy as Town manager. Robinson played every minute of every competitive game, helping 'the Blues' dramatically escape relegation on the final day at Buxton.[29][30][31]

International career[edit]

While with Hereford United, Robinson represented the England National Game XI team in the Four Nations Tournament in May 2005.[32] He was capped three times by the side, playing in matches against the Republic of Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and scored one goal.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 March 2011.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hartlepool United 1999–2000[34] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[35] 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2001–02[36] 37 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 39 0
2002–03[37] 38 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 0
2003–04[38] 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 85 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 90 0
Spennymoor United (loan) 2003–04[39] 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scarborough (loan) 2003–04[38] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hereford United 2004–05[40] 36 0 3 0 0 0 10 1 49 1
Stockport County 2005–06[11] 46 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 51 2
2006–07[41] 13 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 2
Total 59 4 4 0 1 0 3 0 67 4
Torquay United 2006–07[41] 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
York City 2007–08[42] 31 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 34 2
2008–09[23] 37 2 2 0 0 0 8 0 47 2
Total 68 4 4 0 0 0 9 0 81 4
Gateshead 2009–10[43] 17 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 22 0
Gainsborough Trinity 2009–10[43] 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Whitby Town 2010–11[44] 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Gainsborough Trinity 2010–11 ? ? ? ? 0 0 ? ? ? ?
Boston United (loan) 2010–11[30] 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 308 8 11 0 3 0 30 1 352 9
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League, Football Conference and Northern Premier League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Conference League Cup, FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/03/2010 and 31/03/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Mainstream Publishing. p. 348. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  3. ^ a b York City F.C. programme, v. Cambridge United F.C., 4 October 2008, p. 21.
  4. ^ "Moors hope to hold onto Robinson". Non-League Daily. 9 February 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2007. 
  5. ^ "Robinson becomes a temporary Seadog". Non-League Daily. 20 February 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2007. 
  6. ^ "Hartlepool release quartet". BBC Sport. 25 May 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hereford's triple swoop". BBC Sport. 10 August 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Robinson deal extended". BBC Sport. 9 September 2004. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hereford defender joins Stockport". BBC Sport. 31 May 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Robinson joins Torquay". Stockport County F.C. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Season 2005/2006:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
    "Season 2005/2006:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Robinson earns Torquay contract". BBC Sport. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Torquay 4–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Torquay lose Football League spot". BBC Sport. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Retained List Issued". Torquay United F.C. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  16. ^ Carroll, Steve (19 June 2007). "McEwan back to work with two signings". The Press. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "York's Robinson suffers leg break". BBC Sport. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Flett, Dave (26 January 2008). "Back in business". The Press. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Robbo back to Walker's delight". The Press. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  20. ^ Flett, Dave (26 April 2008). "Panther packed off". The Press. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "York 2–0 Rushden & Diamonds". BBC Sport. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "York City release seven players". BBC Sport. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  23. ^ a b Williams, Tony; Wright, James, eds. (2009). Non-League Club Directory 2010. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 162–163. ISBN 978-1-869833-66-4. 
  24. ^ "Gateshead wrap up Robinson deal". BBC Sport. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  25. ^ "Robinson and Williams join Trinity". Gateshead F.C. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  26. ^ "Playing Staff for 2010/11". Whitby Town F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  27. ^ Snaith, Andrew (26 July 2010). "Whitby Town win first silverware of season". Whitby Gazette. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  28. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity re-sign defender Mark Robinson". BBC Sport. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  29. ^ <"United swoop for defensive duo". Boston United F.C. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  30. ^ a b "Defensive duo return to Trinity". Boston United F.C. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  31. ^ "Darren Williams and Mark Robinson return to Gainsborough after Boston loan spell". Lincolnshire Echo. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  32. ^ "England make good start". The Football Association. 25 May 2005. Retrieved 20 June 2007. [dead link]
  33. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2007). Non-League Club Directory 2008. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 926–929. ISBN 978-1-869833-57-2. 
  34. ^ "Hartlepool 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  35. ^ "Season 2000/2001:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  36. ^ "Season 2001/2002:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  37. ^ "Season 2002/2003:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  38. ^ a b "Season 2003/2004:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  39. ^ "Player Details: Season 2003–2004". SoccerFactsUK. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  40. ^ "Season 2004/2005:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  41. ^ a b "Season 2006/2007:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  42. ^ Batters, Dave (2008). York City The Complete Record. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. pp. 411–421. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  43. ^ a b "Season 2009/2010:". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  44. ^ "Appearances". Whitby Town F.C. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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