Phil Robinson (footballer, born 1967)

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Phil Robinson
Personal information
Full name Philip John Robinson
Date of birth (1967-01-06) 6 January 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Stafford, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Aston Villa 3 (1)
1987–1989 Wolverhampton Wanderers 71 (8)
1989–1992 Notts County 66 (5)
1991 Birmingham City (loan) 9 (0)
1992–1994 Huddersfield Town 75 (5)
1994 Northampton Town (loan) 14 (0)
1994–1996 Chesterfield 61 (17)
1996–1998 Notts County 77 (5)
1998–2000 Stoke City 62 (2)
2000–2002 Hereford United 62 (5)
2000–2007 Stafford Rangers 67 (4)
Total 567 (52)
Teams managed
2002–2007 Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Philip John "Phil" Robinson (born 6 January 1967) is the International Youth Scouting and Recruitment Manager at Manchester City. He is an English former footballer who played for Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Notts County, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Northampton Town, Chesterfield, Stoke City, Hereford United and Stafford Rangers.


Robinson was born in Stafford and began his career with Aston Villa in 1985. He then played for Wolverhampton Wanderers for two seasons which ended with back to back promotions and the achieved the same feat with Notts County. After a short loan spell with Birmingham City Robinson played two years at Huddersfield Town and played on loan for Northampton Town before joining Chesterfield helping the side gain promotion 1994–95 and then made a return to Notts County where he enjoyed his fifth promotion in 1997–98. Robinson joined Stoke City in June 1998 and played 44 times in 1998–99 and was made captain by Gary Megson for the 1999–2000 campaign. He then went on to play for Hereford United to later become player-coach under manager Graham Turner.

Robinson spent six years as manager of home-town club Stafford Rangers. Appointed in summer 2002 after a spell with Hereford United, he guided the team to four high-finishing positions in the league, promotion back to the (Nationwide) Conference, three Staffordshire Senior Cup finals, FA Cup First Round three times and FA Trophy quarter finals. He resigned on 2 December 2007.[1]

Later career[edit]

He graduated from the University of Salford in 1999 with a degree in Physiotherapy.[2]

In June 2008, he took up a temporary coaching role with Cheltenham Town to cover for the absence through injury of Bob Bloomer.[3] In October 2008, he joined Birmingham City to oversee recruitment to their Academy.[4] Phil was then appointed as Head of Talent Identification at Aston Villa before joining Manchester City as International Youth Scouting and Recruitment Manager.


Wolverhampton Wanderers
Notts County


  1. ^ "Robinson stands down at Stafford". BBC Sport. 2 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Graduation Booklet 1999", pg 15/16 published by University of Salford, July 1999
  3. ^ "Robinson answers Cheltenham's SOS". BBC Sport. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 
  4. ^ Tattum, Colin (30 October 2008). "Birmingham City appoint Phil Robinson to the Academy". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2008. 

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