Lee Robinson (footballer)

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Lee Robinson
Personal information
Full name Lee David Robinson
Date of birth (1986-07-02) 2 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Queen of the South
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Rangers 1 (0)
2007–2008 Greenock Morton (loan) 20 (0)
2008 St Johnstone (loan) 0 (0)
2009 Queen of the South (loan) 17 (0)
2009–2010 Kilmarnock 1 (0)
2010–2013 Queen of the South 72 (0)
2013 Östersunds FK 0 (0)
2014 Raith Rovers 14 (0)
2014–2015 Rangers 7 (0)
2016– Queen of the South 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC).

Lee David Robinson[1] (born 2 July 1986 in Sunderland) is an English professional goalkeeper, who plays for Queen of the South.[2] Robinson has previously played for Rangers, Greenock Morton, St Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Östersunds FK and Raith Rovers.

Career[edit]

Rangers (first spell, including loan deals at other clubs)[edit]

Robinson made his first-team debut for Rangers on 7 May 2006, coming on as a substitute for Ronald Waterreus for the final twelve minutes of Rangers 2–0 win over Hearts.[3] In December 2006, Robinson signed a new contract, to keep him at Rangers until the summer of 2009.[4]

On 6 July 2007, it was announced that Robinson would spend the duration of the 2007–08 season on loan at Greenock Morton.[5] In October 2008, Robinson moved to Scottish First Division side St Johnstone on a month-long loan deal as back-up to Alan Main.[6] Robinson returned to Rangers on 31 December 2008.

He later signed a loan deal to play for First Division club Queen of the South until the end of season 2008–09.[7] He played eighteen matches for the Dumfries club. At the end of the season, Robinson returned to Rangers.[8] He left Rangers in the summer of 2009.[2]

Kilmarnock[edit]

Robinson then signed for Kilmarnock on a free transfer.[9] He made one first team appearance in his season at Rugby Park coming on as an early substitute for the injured Cammy Bell against Hibs. Robinson claimed man of the match for his performance after frustrating the opposition with a number of saves including a penalty save which would become a trademark of his game in the upcoming years.

Queen of the South (first spell)[edit]

Roddy McKenzie sustained a serious injury in the pre-season testimonial game for Jim Thomson against Rangers at Palmerston Park.[10] The severity of the injury merited Queens signing Robinson to provide additional goalkeeping resource to the squad due to McKenzie's absence. Robinson re-joined Queens on a short term deal and this was extended for half of that particular season.[2]

Robinson played forty five minutes in a pre-season friendly against Hamilton.[11] Robinson then started in the League Cup win against Albion Rovers on 24 July 2010.[12] Robinson, in the Challenge Cup second round penalty shoot-out win away at Dunfermline Athletic on 10 August 2010 was described by one reporter as, "excellent all night, he commands his box well and when called upon made a couple of fine saves one of which was superb and of course he made two crucial penalty saves too. So for that he'd be my man of the match."[13]

Robinson continued to be selected for Queens cup ties with David Hutton being favoured for league matches. This led to Robinson playing in the Challenge Cup semi final 2–1 win away to Peterhead on 9 October 2010.[14]

The club announced on 13 January 2011 that Robinson had left the club yet again.[15][16] His last appearance was in the 2–1 Scottish Cup match versus Brechin City on the previous Tuesday night.[17]

Queen of the South signed Robinson once again on 28 July 2011 for the new season after he had been training with the club for a short time.[18] Robinson's first game of this spell was early in the season on 20 August 2011 in a 2–0 defeat to Ross County. After that Robinson established himself as the first choice goalkeeper at Queens. This led to McKenzie leaving the club by mutual consent on 10 January 2012.[19]

In the 2012–13 season Robinson was successful in a second penalty shoot-out for Queens when eliminating Rangers from the Challenge Cup at Ibrox.[2] Robinson then made his 100th appearance for the club in a derby match against Stranraer on 16 February 2013.[20] Robinson was instrumental in the 6–5 penalty shoot-out when Queens won the Challenge Cup versus Partick Thistle on 7 April 2013 [2][21] and with the club also winning the Second Division this gained the club their inaugural league and cup double. Robinson was described as a "hero" by Dumfries and Galloway Standard newspaper.[22] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Robinson was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year for the Second Division alongside team-mates Chris Mitchell, Mark Durnan, Chris Higgins, Daniel Carmichael and Nicky Clark.[23] Robinson was also awarded SFL Goalkeeper of the Season.[24] Robinson was offered a new contract by the club which he then turned down.[25]

Östersunds FK[edit]

Robinson signed for Swedish club Östersunds FK on 10 June 2013.[26][27]

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 7 February 2014 Robinson signed until the end of the season for Scottish club Raith Rovers.[28] Having won the 2013–14 Scottish Challenge Cup final with Queen if the South he was instrumental in repeating this success against Rangers putting in a man of the match performance in a 1–0 victory.

Rangers (second spell)[edit]

Robinson signed for Rangers in August 2014, as manager Ally McCoist sought cover for the injured Cammy Bell.[29] After claiming the number one position, he played seven games under the caretaker management of Kenny McDowall. Robinson was released by Rangers at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Queen of the South (second spell)[edit]

After a year away from playing football to coach goalkeepers in the United States, Robinson returned to Scotland to sign a two-year contract with Queen of the South on 17 June 2016.[30]

Robinson is also the Dumfries club's goalkeeping coach after the departure of Kenny Arthur to Partick Thistle.[31]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Queen of the South
Raith Rovers

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Football League (October 2004). The Bell's Scottish Football Review 2004/05. CRE8. ISBN 0-9548556-0-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lee Robinson, Queens centurion". QOSFC Website. 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rangers 2-0 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 May 2006. 
  4. ^ "Gers starlet signs new deal". Sky Sports. Sky. 12 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Player News". gmfc.net. Greenock Morton FC. 6 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Ibrox keeper goes on Saints loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Queens land double signing". Daily Record. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Queen of the South release seven as Gordon Chisholm rebuilds Doonhamers". Daily Record. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kilmarnock's goalkeeping coach sealed my deal, says Lee Robinson". Daily Record. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Queen of the South 0 – Glasgow Rangers 1", Graham Crofts, www.qosfc.com
  11. ^ "Hamilton Academical 0 – 0 Queen of the South". QOSFC Website. 20 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Albion Rovers 2 – 1 Queen of the South". QOSFC Website. 24 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1 Queen of the South" www.qosfc.com
  14. ^ "Peterhead 1 – 2 Queen of the South" www.qosfc.com
  15. ^ "It's off to Falkirk" www.qosfc.com
  16. ^ "Robinson leaves Queens". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Queen of the South 1 – 2 Brechin City" www.qosfc.com
  18. ^ "First Home Game" 28 Jul 2012 www.qosfc.com
  19. ^ "Bring on the 'Dons'" 10 Jan 2012 www.qosfc.com
  20. ^ "Queens keeper Lee Robinson tips his hat to fans as he makes 100th appearance". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Queen of The South 1 – 1 Partrick (6–5 pens)". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Queens hero goalkeeper". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "PFA Scotland Team of the Year includes four from both Celtic and Motherwell". STV Sport. STV. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "Irn Bru Phenomenal End of Season Awards". Queen of the South FC. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  25. ^ "Queens boss Allan Johnston will not rush into signings". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "One of Scotland's best goalkeepers ready for ÖFK" [En av Skottlands bästa målvakter klar för ÖFK] (in Swedish). Östersunds Fotbollsklubb. 10 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Robinson heads to Sweden". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  28. ^ "Signing News". Raith Rovers FC. 7 February 2014. 
  29. ^ Rangers: Goalkeeper Lee Robinson agrees Ibrox deal, BBC Sport
  30. ^ "Robinson returns to Queen of the South". SPFL. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  31. ^ http://ptfc.co.uk/news/2016-2017/june_2016/arthur_rejoins_club_as_goalkeeping_coach

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