Jake Robinson

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Jake Robinson
Personal information
Full name Jake David Robinson
Date of birth (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Billericay Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 123 (13)
2005Aldershot Town (loan) 8 (4)
2009Aldershot Town (loan) 19 (4)
2009–2011 Shrewsbury Town 56 (11)
2011Torquay United (loan) 22 (7)
2011–2013 Northampton Town 57 (4)
2012Luton Town (loan) 7 (0)
2013–2016 Whitehawk 105 (37)
2016–2017 Hemel Hempstead Town 30 (24)
2017–2018 Billericay Town 46 (42)
2018–2019 Maidstone United 11 (2)
2019– Billericay Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:45, 08 March 2019 (UTC)

Jake David Robinson (born 23 October 1986) is an English footballer who plays for Billericay Town. Robinson plays either as a winger or striker.

Career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

A product of Pennsylvania State University, Jake wanted to be an NFL kicker but was cut in his freshman year of University for excessive trolling of the opposition, After returning home Brighton-born Robinson made his debut in September 2003 against Middlesbrough, in a League Cup Second Round tie at the Riverside Stadium, and became Brighton's youngest-ever scorer (aged 16) three weeks later in a cup match against Forest Green Rovers.[1]

On 28 October 2006, Robinson scored his first hat-trick for Brighton in a League One game against Huddersfield Town,[2] the first hat-trick by a Brighton player in nearly five years.[2] He scored a second hat-trick in the FA Cup game against Northwich Victoria on 11 November 2006.[3]

After finding first-team opportunities difficult at Brighton, Robinson re-joined Aldershot Town on loan for a second loan spell until the end of the season during February 2009.[4]

Robinson scored on his second debut for Aldershot Town during the 3–2 defeat against Exeter City on 14 February 2009,[5] and made 19 appearances in total, scoring just four goals.

It was announced on 12 May 2009, that Robinson would be leaving Brighton after the expiration of his contract at the end of June 2009.[6]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

In June 2009, Robinson agreed to join League Two side Shrewsbury Town on a two-year contract.[7] Robinson made an excellent start to the 2010–11 season, scoring the third hat-trick of his career as Shrewsbury beat Bradford City 3–1 on the opening day.[8]

On 31 January 2011, Robinson joined Torquay for the remainder of the season in a deal that could potentially see gulls player Nicky Wroe moving in the opposite direction. He made his debut for the club the day later against Hereford United, scoring within the first 10 minutes of the match. On 2 February it was revealed, however, that the player had not been registered and thus ineligible to play.

Due to an oversight in the loan deal it was revealed that Robinson was eligible to play for Torquay against his parent club Shrewsbury. This proved costly as later on in the season Robinson scored twice for Torquay in their 5–0 drumming of Shrewsbury. Robinson then went on to play for Torquay in both legs of the League 2 Play-off semi-final, which by coincidence was against Shrewsbury Town. Once again Robinson proved to be a valuable asset to Torquay as they won the first leg 2–0 and drew the second leg 0–0, meaning Torquay were through and Shrewsbury were out.

Later career[edit]

After two years of playing for Northampton Town in League 2, helping them to the League 2 play off final at Wembley, Robinson decided to head back to Brighton to play for Whitehawk. Scoring regularly and helping the team in to the promotion places, many teams enquired about the striker in the English January transfer window. With Whitehawk tasting unexpected promotion, they decided to wave off offers for the in form striker.

In May 2015, Robinson was named the Fan's Player of the Year at Whitehawk after a run which saw him net 17 goals in the regular Conference South season. He left the club in 2016 to join Hemel Hempstead Town where he scored 25 league goals in his first season, before becoming Billercay Town's record signing in March 2017 when he joined the club for £24,000.[9]

In April 2018, Robinson wrote himself into the record books at Billericay by becoming their highest ever goalscorer in a season with 52 goals.[10] This feat was completed with league games still left to play.

In December 2018, Robinson joined Maidstone United.[11] In March 2019 he decided to return to Billercay Town.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2003–04[12] Second Division 9 0 0 0 1 0 1[a] 1 11 1
2004–05[13] Championship 10 1 0 0 1 0 11 1
2005–06[14] Championship 27 1 1 0 1 1 29 2
2006–07[15] League One 38 6 3 4 2 0 4[a] 2 47 12
2007–08[16] League One 34 4 4 0 0 0 1[a] 1 39 5
2008–09[17] League One 5 1 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 11 1
Total 123 13 10 4 6 1 9 4 148 22
Aldershot Town (loan) 2004–05[13] Conference Premier 8 4 0 0 2[b] 0 10 4
Aldershot Town (loan) 2008–09[17] League Two 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 4
Shrewsbury Town 2009–10[18] League Two 34 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 36 4
2010–11[19] League Two 22 8 1 0 1 1 1[a] 0 25 9
Total 56 11 2 0 2 2 1 0 61 130
Torquay United (loan) 2010–11[19] League Two 22 7 0 0 0 0 3[c] 0 25 7
Northampton Town 2011–12[20] League Two 32 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 34 0
2012–13[21] League Two 25 4 0 0 0 0 2[a] 1 27 5
Total 57 4 0 0 2 0 2 1 61 5
Luton Town (loan) 2012–13[21] Conference Premier 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Whitehawk 2013–14 Conference South 38 9 1 0 5[d] 4 44 13
2014–15 Conference South 34 18 3 3 9[e] 4 46 25
Total 72 27 4 3 14 8 90 38
Career total 364 70 17 7 10 3 31 13 422 93
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Hampshire Senior Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs
  4. ^ Three appearances and two goals in FA Trophy, two appearances and two goals in Sussex Senior Cup
  5. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, five appearances and two goals in Sussex Senior Cup, two appearances and two goals in Conference South play-offs

Honours[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brighton 2–0 Forest Green Archived 7 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., 13 October 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2009
  2. ^ a b Huddersfield 0–3 Brighton – match report, Seagulls.co.uk, 28 October 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  3. ^ Brighton 8–0 Northwich Victoria Seagulls.co.uk, 11 November 2006. Retrieved 25 May 2008
  4. ^ Shots Bag Brighton Star, BBC Football, 10 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009
  5. ^ Exeter 3–2 Aldershot, BBC Football, 14 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009
  6. ^ New Deals for Three Archived 15 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Seagulls World, 12 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009
  7. ^ Striker Signs Archived 4 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Shrewsweb
  8. ^ Shrewsbury 3–1 Bradford, BBC Football, 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010
  9. ^ Two new signings Billericay Town, 23 March 2017
  10. ^ "Jake makes club history". Billericay Town F.C. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Jake Robinson leaves Billericay for Maidstone United". The Non League Paper. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Jake Robinson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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