Bobby Robinson (footballer)

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Bobby Robinson
Personal information
Full name Robert Sharp Robinson[1]
Date of birth 10 November 1950
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 24 December 1996(1996-12-24) (aged 46)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1972 Falkirk 16 (2)
1972–1978 Dundee 149 (16)
1978–1979 Dundee United 30 (0)
1979–1981 Hearts 54 (1)
1981–1983 Raith Rovers 49 (3)
Total 298 (22)
National team
1974 Scotland U23 1 (1)
1974–1975 Scotland 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert (Bobby) Robinson (born 10 November 1950 in Edinburgh, died 24 December 1996)[2][3] was a Scottish former international footballer who played as a midfielder. Beginning his career with Falkirk, Robinson went on to spend around half his career with Dundee, winning four caps for Scotland during his time at Dens Park. Later playing for city rivals Dundee United, Robinson moved on to Hearts and Raith Rovers, ending his senior career with Raith in 1983. Robinson played just under 300 league matches during his fourteen-year career.

In 1989, he joined Dundee United's reserve team to help develop the team's younger players.[4] After his football career, Robinson was a teacher in Kirriemuir and Brechin.[2] He died after a long illness in 1996 at the age of 46.[2][4]


  1. ^ Robert Robinson, London Hearts.
  2. ^ a b c White, Neil (23 January 2005). "Caught in Time: Dundee win the League Cup, December 1973". Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Milne, Shaun (26 December 1996). "Cancer beats Bobby". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Kelly, Pat (1998). Dundee United Who's Who. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Limited. p. 149. ISBN 0-85976-502-4. 

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