Keith Robson

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Keith Robson
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-11-15) 15 November 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1974 Newcastle United 14 (3)
1974–1977 West Ham United 87 (19)
1977 Team Hawaii (loan) 11 (4)
1977–1978 Cardiff City 21 (5)
1978–1981 Norwich City 65 (13)
1981–1983 Leicester City 9 (0)
1983 Carlisle United (loan) 11 (4)
South China Athletic Association
Teams managed
1993–1994 Wroxham (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Keith Robson (born 15 November 1953 in Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham) is an English former professional footballer.

Robson, who was usually used as a winger or utility player, played for Newcastle United youth teams before signing with the first team in 1971. He played only fourteen games over three seasons before signing for West Ham United for £60,000 in 1974. He made his Hammers debut in a League Cup game against Tranmere Rovers on 18 September 1974.[1]

Robson was a member of the team that finished runners-up of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1976, scoring in the semi-final second leg game against Eintracht Frankfurt and in the final against Anderlecht.[1] He spent time on loan with North American Soccer League team Team Hawaii for the franchise's single season under the moniker, playing with former Hammer Yılmaz Orhan. He played his last game for the east London club on 5 March 1977 against Sunderland.[1]

Robson moved to Cardiff City in August 1977, having scored 19 goals in 87 games for West Ham. He went on to play for Norwich City, where he teamed up with ex-West Ham players Alan Taylor, Graham Paddon, Martin Peters and John McDowell. The £25,000 signing scored 13 goals in 65 games for the Carrow Road club before moving to Leicester City. He spent time on loan to Carlisle United where he played with another former Hammer, Pop Robson.

After a short spell in Hong Kong playing with the South China Athletic Association, Robson worked at Impress Metal Packing Co. and played for Norwich Busmen, Corinthian-Casuals and Wroxham, where he became assistant manager in 1993–94.


  1. ^ a b c "Keith Robson". Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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