Robin Stubbs

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Robin Stubbs
Personal information
Full name Robin Gregory Stubbs
Date of birth (1941-04-22) 22 April 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Quinton, Birmingham, England
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
1956–1958 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1963 Birmingham City 61 (17)
1963–1969 Torquay United 217 (120)
1969–1972 Bristol Rovers 93 (32)
1972–1974 Torquay United 21 (1)
Total 392 (170)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robin Gregory Stubbs (born 22 April 1941) is an English former professional footballer, born in Quinton, Birmingham, who played as a centre forward.[1] He made nearly 400 appearances and scored 170 goals in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Torquay United (in two separate spells) and Bristol Rovers.[2]

While with Birmingham, Stubbs played in the early rounds of their 1958–60 and 1960–61 campaigns in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, but not in either final.[3] At the age of 22 he joined Torquay for what was then their club record fee of £6,000.[4] Over the following six seasons he scored at a rate of better than a goal every two games,[2] and was the Torquay fans' choice in the 2007 PFA Fans' Favourites poll.[5]

Stubbs was formerly married to Anthea Redfern, who went on to marry Bruce Forsyth and assist him on the BBC game-show The Generation Game.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 127. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Robin Stubbs". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Matthews. pp. 241–42.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "The History Of Torquay United". Torquay United F.C. 1 April 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Smith, Martin (19 December 2007). "Best footballers: Shearer a hero on two fronts". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 24 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "STARPROFILE Anthea Redfern". Glasgow Evening Times. 26 July 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2009 – via Highbeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). [dead link]