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Michael Robinson
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Robinson in 2016
Personal information
Full nameMichael John Robinson
Date of birth(1958-07-12)12 July 1958
Place of birthLeicester, England
Date of death27 April 2020(2020-04-27) (aged 61)
Place of deathMarbella, Spain
Height6 ft 0 in (1.82 m)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
1975–1979Preston North End48(15)
1979–1980Manchester City30(8)
1980–1983Brighton & Hove Albion113(37)
1984–1986Queens Park Rangers48(5)
National team
1980–1986Republic of Ireland24(4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael John Robinson (12 July 1958 – 27 April 2020) was an English-born professional footballer and sports commentator. He played as a striker.

Robinson was born in Leicester. He played in more than 300 official matches in England for five clubs, including Liverpool. He also played the last three seasons of his career in Spain with Osasuna. He represented the Republic of Ireland at international level.

Robinson retired in 1989. He became a Spanish citizen. He was also a television presenter. In December 2018, Robinson announced he had melanoma. He died in Marbella on 27 April 2020 at the age of 61.[1]





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