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 32)[1]
Place of birth Barnet, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Millwall
Number 5
Youth career
000?–2001 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001– Millwall 311 (17)
2001 Fisher Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2005 Torquay United (loan) 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2014 (BST).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Mark James Robinson (born 7 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Millwall.

Career[edit]

Born in Barnet, London,[1] Robinson began his career as a trainee with Millwall, 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 the 2-1 win at home to Preston North End.

In December 2004 he 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.

Since mid-2009, Paul has had several injury worries, and missed the start of the 2009-2010 season for Millwall. He came back from injury with a goal against Stockport County.

Robinson 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 Coca Cola Championship. Paul Robinson was then awarded the Powerade Man of the Match award.[3] On 28 January 2010, Robinson prolonged his contract with Millwall until 2013.[4]

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
  3. ^ Live - League One play-off BBC Sport
  4. ^ http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10367~1947770,00.html

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