* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)
Stewart Ian Robson (born 6 November 1964) is an English former football player and TV and radio football pundit. He played for Arsenal, West Ham United where he was their player of the season in 1988, and Coventry City. After his footballing career ended he took on a role as a TV and radio pundit for Arsenal TV until 2012,TalkSPORT and as ESPN's Italian football co-commentator.
Robson showed great promise as young footballer, both in his versatility (although he usually played in midfield, he was equally adept in defence as full back or centre back) and his competitiveness; he was an enthusiastic runner and tackler. He was the Arsenal fans' 1984 Player of the Year, despite still only being 19 years old, and made the England senior squad, but a series of injuries hampered his career – Robson had continual problems with his groin and hamstrings. He spent three months out injured in 1985–86.
After the arrival of George Graham as manager in May 1986, Robson found himself frozen out of the Arsenal side, only playing five matches of the 1986–87 season, before losing his place to Steve Williams. Leaving in January 1987, he had played 186 matches for Arsenal, scoring 21 goals.
He was sold to West Ham United in January 1987 for £700,000. His time with West Ham was plagued with injuries, particularly to his pelvis. Manager John Lyall later revealed that Robson had been on the treatment table at Highbury when he had signed him and he was rarely fully fit for the Hammers. His first West Ham game was on 24 January 1987 in a 3–1 away win at Coventry City. He remained a regular in the Hammers' first team for two and a half years, and Player of the Year for 1988. However, he lost his place after they were relegated in 1989, playing only eight league games in the following two years. His last game was a 6–1 FA Cup defeat of Aldershot on 16 January 1991.
In March 1991, Terry Butcher signed him for Coventry City on a free transfer to return to the First Division and help Coventry continue their long spell at this level and become founder members of the FA Premier League in 1992, and went on to make 57 league appearances for the Sky Blues, but once again, injury ruined his spell at the club; he suffered a bad knee injury playing his old club Arsenal at the start of the 1993–94 season. In summer 1995 he retired, after an entire season out injured.
Robson later joined Wimbledon as a youth coach, eventually moving up the ranks to become reserve team manager and then first-team coach until leaving in December 2001. In 2003 he spent a short spell as first-team coach and as caretaker manager at Southend United between 25 March 2003 and 18 April 2003. In 2004 he joined Rushden & Diamonds as technical director of football.
Robson also played cricket for Coventry and for North Warwickshire.