Neil Robinson (footballer, born 1957)
|Date of birth||20 April 1957|
|Place of birth||Walton, Liverpool, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born just 100 yards away from Everton Football Club's ground, Goodison Park, in Spellow Lane, Walton Liverpool), Robinson began his football career as an apprentice professional at Everton FC in April 1973, age 16. He signed as a full-time professional for Everton one year later in April 1974.
He scored his only goal for Everton at Goodison Park in the last game of the 1977–78 season beating Chelsea 6–0.
Robinson became a vegetarian at age 13 in 1970 and in 1980, age 23, he became a vegan and is reportedly the first vegan footballer to have played professionally. In the 1981-82 season he became the first vegan to score in a top-flight match.
Robinson was the Grimsby Town Player of the Year for 1985–86 and is the youngest brother of Sir Ken Robinson
Neil is the father of former professional footballer Neil David Robinson.
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