Paul Robinson (footballer, born 1982)

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Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson Millwall Captain.jpg
Robinson captaining Millwall in 2010
Personal information
Full name Paul Mark James Robinson[1]
Date of birth (1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth Barnet, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 16
Youth career
000?–2001 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2015 Millwall 311 (17)
2001 Fisher Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2005 Torquay United (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2015 Portsmouth (loan) 20 (1)
2015- Portsmouth 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2015 (BST).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Mark James Robinson (born 7 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Portsmouth F.C. as a centre back.

Career[edit]

Born in Barnet, London,[1] Robinson began his career as a trainee with Millwall after being released from Watford, turning professional in August 2001. Later that month he joined Fisher Athletic on loan to gain some first team experience. He made his Millwall debut on 9 September 2002, coming on as a second-half substitute for Darren Ward in a 2-1 home win against Preston North End.

In December 2004 Robinson joined Torquay United on loan,[2] playing twelve times before returning to Millwall and establishing himself as a first team regular, eventually gaining club captaincy under Lions' boss Kenny Jackett and establishing himself as a firm fan favourite. In 2009 he struggled with several injury problems, and missed the start of the 2009-2010 season for Millwall. He came back from injury with a goal against Stockport County.

On 28 January 2010, Robinson extended his contract with Millwall until 2013.[3] He scored the only goal of the 2010 Football League One play-off Final against Swindon Town in the 39th minute on 29 May 2010 to guide Milwall to the Football League Championship, also receiving the man of the match award.[4]

After appearing regularly for Millwall in the following campaigns, Robinson signed a new three-year deal on 17 July 2012.[5] However, he appeared in only three matches during the 2012–13 season, due to multiple injuries.[6]

On 6 August 2014 Robinson joined Portsmouth in a one-month loan deal.[7] He scored his first goal against Mansfield in a 1-1 home draw. His loan ended when his contract was cancelled by parent club Millwall on 6 January 2015. The next day, Robinson signed an 18-month contract with Portsmouth.[8] His first and second goals for Pompey came against Mansfield and Cambridge United.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 357. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Millwall loan defender to Torquay; BBC Sport, 23 December 2004
  3. ^ New deals for duo; Millwall FC, 28 January 2010
  4. ^ Millwall 1–0 Swindon; BBC Sport, 29 May 2010
  5. ^ Robinson commits to Lions; Sky Sports, 17 July 2013
  6. ^ Paul Robinson unlikely to play again for Millwall this term after long injury struggle; Sky Sports, 18 May 2013
  7. ^ Robinson arrives on loan; Portsmouth FC, 6 August 2014
  8. ^ Paul Robinson: Millwall defender leaves Championship club; BBC Sport, 6 January 2015

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