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 Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 16
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)
2014– Portsmouth (loan) 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 December 2014 (BST).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Mark James Robinson (born 7 January 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth, on loan from Millwall, as a central defender.


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 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.


  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

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