Phil Robinson (footballer, born 1967)
|Full name||Philip John Robinson|
|Date of birth||6 January 1967|
|Place of birth||Stafford, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1991||→ Birmingham City (loan)||9||(0)|
|1994||→ Northampton Town (loan)||14||(0)|
|* 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.
In June 2008, he took up a temporary coaching role with Cheltenham Town to cover for the absence through injury of Bob Bloomer. In October 2008, he joined Birmingham City to oversee recruitment to their Academy. 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
- Football League Third Division champions: 1987–88
- Football League Fourth Division champions: 1987–88
- Notts County
- Football League Third Division third-place promotion: 1989–90
- Football League Second Division play-off winner: 1991
- Football League Third Division champions: 1997–98
- "Robinson stands down at Stafford". BBC Sport. 2 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
- Graduation Booklet 1999", pg 15/16 published by University of Salford, July 1999
- "Robinson answers Cheltenham's SOS". BBC Sport. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
- Tattum, Colin (30 October 2008). "Birmingham City appoint Phil Robinson to the Academy". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
- Phil Robinson at Soccerbase