Robbie Williams (footballer, born 1984)

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Robbie Williams
Personal information
Full name Robert Ian Williams[1]
Date of birth (1984-10-02) 2 October 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Pontefract, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Limerick
Number 3
Youth career
0000–2002 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Barnsley 66 (4)
2007 Blackpool (loan) 9 (4)
2007–2010 Huddersfield Town 77 (4)
2010–2011 Stockport County 22 (1)
2011 Rochdale 9 (0)
2011–2013 Plymouth Argyle 42 (4)
2013– Limerick 23 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:41, 14 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert Ian "Robbie" Williams (born 2 October 1984) is an English footballer who plays as a left back for Limerick. Born in Pontefract, he has played in the Football League for Barnsley, Blackpool, Huddersfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Plymouth Argyle.

Career[edit]

Barnsley[edit]

Williams came through the youth ranks with Barnsley, playing over fifty first-team games. He made his debut on 5 October 2002, against Brentford.[2] On 22 March 2007, Williams joined Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.[2][3] He scored on his debut for the Seasiders, in a 3–1 win at Bradford City two days later.[4] Williams scored the first goal in the 2007 Football League One play-off Final against Yeovil Town at Wembley Stadium.[5] The goal was part of a 2–0 win for Blackpool and saw them promoted to the Championship.[5]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

He was set to join Huddersfield Town in July 2007 before sustaining a hairline fracture to his shin.[6] The transfer was completed the following month, with Williams signing a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut for the club in December at Leeds United, and scored his first goal against Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2008. He made 28 appearances during his first season with Huddersfield,[8] and 39 in the 2008–09 campaign. The following season, he played in both legs of the League One play-off semi-final defeat to Millwall. Williams was released in the summer of 2010 when his contract expired and spent time on trial at Aberdeen.[9]

Stockport County[edit]

Williams joined Stockport County in August 2010 on non-contract terms.[10][11] He signed a full-time contract at the end of the month,[11][12] and scored his first goal for the club against Barnet in October.[13] Williams made 25 appearances for Stockport before leaving for Rochdale in January 2011.[14]

Rochdale[edit]

Having joined Rochdale on a free transfer,[14] Williams made his debut in March against Notts County. He was released at the end of the season after the club decided against offering him a new contract.[15] He made nine appearances for Rochdale.[15]

Plymouth Argyle[edit]

Williams signed a one-year contract with Plymouth Argyle in July 2011.[16][17] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw at Shrewsbury Town in August,[18] and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win against Macclesfield Town in September.[19] In his first season, Williams made 30 appearance in league and cup competition, scoring two goals.[20] Williams signed a new one-year contract in June 2012,[21][22] and began the new season with three goals in his first five appearances, against Oxford United, Burnley and Port Vale.[20] A stomach injury he sustained in October kept him out of the team for two months.[23] Williams left the club in January 2013 when his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[23][24] In his two seasons with the club, Williams played in 42 league games, made four appearances in cup competitions and scored five goals.[20][25]

Limerick[edit]

In February 2013, Williams joined League of Ireland Premier Division club Limerick.[26][27] "We are delighted to get a player of Robbie's talent and experience on board," said manager Stuart Taylor.[26] Ahead of the new season, Williams said that "I'm not really familiar with the standard but the way people are talking it's looking positive."[28]

Honours[edit]

Barnsley
Blackpool

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 438. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Robbie Williams". Barnsley F.C. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Williams set for Blackpool switch". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bradford 1–3 Blackpool". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hughes, Ian (27 May 2007). "Yeovil 0–2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Williams move to Terriers on hold". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Williams completes Terriers move". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Robbie Williams". Huddersfield Town F.C. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Five more trialists out to impress Aberdeen". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hatters seal Williams deal". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Stockport County hand Robbie Williams new deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Three Out, One In". Stockport County F.C. 31 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stockport 2–1 Barnet". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Rochdale sign Stockport County defender Robbie Williams". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Flynn, Williams and Fon Williams released by Rochdale". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Cowdery, Rick (1 July 2011). "Four New Faces". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Robbie Williams and Durrell Berry". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Shrewsbury 1–1 Plymouth". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 2 Macclesfield 0". The Herald (Plymouth). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  20. ^ a b c "Robbie Williams". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Robbie Williams agrees Plymouth Argyle contract extension". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Robbie Williams extends stay at Plymouth Argyle". The Herald (Plymouth). 21 June 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Parsons, Chris (31 January 2013). "Cheerio, Robbie". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "Plymouth sign Crystal Palace winger Jason Banton on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  25. ^ Errington, Chris (31 January 2013). "Robbie Williams leaves Plymouth Argyle". The Herald (Plymouth). Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  26. ^ a b "Robbie Williams signs". Limerick F.C. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Limerick make double capture from England". RTÉ Sport. RTÉ. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  28. ^ "Robbie Williams looking to make it in Limerick". Limerick Leader (Limerick). 6 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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