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Bobby Robson in his managerial role at Republic of Ireland, pictured at a press gathering at the national stadium.

Sir Robert William Robson, CBE (born 18 February 1933), commonly known as Bobby Robson, is a former English football manager and former international football player. His professional playing career as an inside-forward spanned nearly 20 years, during which he played for just three clubs – Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Vancouver Royals. He also made 20 appearances for England, scoring four goals.

He is now better known for his success as both a club and international manager, having won league championships in both the Netherlands and Portugal, earning trophies in England and Spain, and taking England to the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup. He was most recently a mentor to the manager of the Irish national football team.