Robbie Dennison

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Robbie Dennison,
Personal information
Full name Robert Dennison
Date of birth (1963-04-30) 30 April 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 Glenavon - (-)
1985–1987 West Bromwich Albion 16 (1)
1987–1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers 293 (40)
1995 Swansea City (loan) 9 (0)
1997–1998 Hednesford Town 35 (4)
1998–1999 Hereford United 19 (2)
National team
1987 Northern Ireland B 3 (0)
1988–1997 Northern Ireland 18 (0)
Teams managed
2000 Warley Rangers (player/manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Robbie" Dennison (born April 30, 1963 in Banbridge) is a Northern Irish former professional footballer, who spent the majority of his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion spotted Dennison at Irish club Glenavon and signed him on a two-year deal in September 1985. However, he failed to establish himself in the starting line-up and signed for rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for £20,000 in March 1987. He made his debut for the club on March 14, 1987 in a 4-0 win over Swansea City.

Here, the winger found his feet and was a first choice player as the team won back to back promotions from the (old) Division 4. Dennison also won an Associate Members Cup winners medal, scoring in the 2-0 final win over Burnley in 1988 and scored one of the goals.[1]

He also appeared for the club at Wembley in the Football League Centenary Tournament just a month earlier, scoring a long range goal against Everton. In total, he made over 300 appearances in total for Wolves, scoring 49 times.

His appearances began to become more limited with the arrival of Graham Taylor at Molineux in the mid-1990s and he went on loan to Swansea City in 1995, before moving to non-league Hednesford Town in 1997 and in 1999 had a brief spell with Halesowen Town. He rejoined with one-time boss Graham Turner at Hereford United, and later became player/manager at Warley Rangers.

Dennison made 18 appearances for Northern Ireland, spread over a 10-year period. His debut came on April 27, 1988 in a goalless friendly with France.

His brother David also represented Northern Ireland, not at football but at cricket.

Since retiring, he formed a sports trophy business and currently provides co-commentary on Wolves matches live on Beacon Radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolves Stats - Seasons - 1987-1988". Wolves-stats.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

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