Robbie Painter

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Robbie Painter
Personal information
Full name Peter Robert Painter
Date of birth (1971-01-26) 26 January 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Wigan, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Chester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Chester City 84 (8)
1991–1992 Maidstone United 30 (5)
1992–1993 Burnley 26 (2)
1993–1996 Darlington 115 (28)
1996–1999 Rochdale 112 (30)
1999–2001 Halifax Town 58 (8)
2001–2002 Gateshead 41 (7)
2002–2003 Bradford Park Avenue
2003–c.2004 Ossett Town
c.2004–2005 Emley
2005–? Guiseley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robbie Painter (born 26 January 1971) is an English former professional footballer. He played in the Football League for six clubs between 1987 and 2001, usually as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Painter was just 16 when he made his Football League debut as a substitute for Chester City at Bristol City on 21 November 1987.[1] Although he appeared again from the bench a fortnight later against Doncaster Rovers, Painter then had to wait more than a year for his next first-team action. He began to play regularly towards the end of the 1988–89 season, alongside fellow homegrown youngsters Aidan Newhouse, Chris Lightfoot and Colin Woodthorpe. He remained involved in first-team duties for the next two years but at the end of the 1990–91 season he opted to join Fourth Division side Maidstone United for an initial £30,000 along with teammate Neil Ellis.[2]

After less than a year at Maidstone, Painter returned north by joining Burnley for £25,000, helping them clinch the Fourth Division title. He holds the honour of scoring the division's last goal before the leagues were rebranded.[3] A year later he moved on again to Darlington in another £25,000 deal.[3] Painter's three-year stint at Feethams included an appearance at Wembley Stadium in the Division Three play–off final against Plymouth Argyle, where Darlington suffered a 1–0 defeat.

Painter moved in October 1996 to Rochdale, where his former Chester teammate, Graham Barrow, was manager. He spent three years at Spotland and then moved across the Pennines to Halifax Town, where he played his final Football League match against Darlington on 28 April 2001.[4]

He has since played for non-league sides Gateshead, Bradford Park Avenue, Ossett Town, Emley [3] and Guiseley.[5]

Honours[edit]

Burnley

Darlington

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. Yore Publications. pp. stats section. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  2. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. Yore Publications. p. 110. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  3. ^ a b c "Robbie Painter". Clarets Mad. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Robbie Painter". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Guiseley all set to start". Craven Herald and Pioneer. 2005-08-11. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 

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