Martin Robinson (footballer)

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Martin Robinson
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Ilford, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–78 Tottenham Hotspur 6 (3)
1978–84 Charlton Athletic 228 (58)
1982–82 Reading (loan) 6 (2)
1984–87 Gillingham 96 (23)
1987–89 Southend United 56 (14)
1989–? Cambridge United 16 (1)
?–? Enfield ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martin Robinson (born 17 July 1957 in Ilford[1]) was an English professional footballer who scored over 100 league goals in a career spanning over 15 years.

Starting his career as an apprentice with Tottenham Hotspur in 1975, he made just 6 appearances for the London club, scoring twice in 3 seasons at White Hart Lane.

He made a name for himself as a striker when moving across London to Charlton Athletic where he managed 58 goals in 228 games. After a brief loan spell at Reading F.C. (6 apps, 2 goals), he hit his most prolific form when signed for Gillingham F.C. as he netted 23 goals in 96 games for the Priestfield club.

A spell at Southend United F.C. followed where he managed 14 goals, the last of which being his 100th league goal. He wound down his professional career with a season at Cambridge United where he made 16 appearances, scoring one league goal. He also scored the winning goal for the club in a League Cup second round, first leg game against First Division Derby County, beating England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

After leaving The Abbey Stadium Robinson had a spell with Enfield F.C.