Knowledge Identifier: +Bobby_Robson
Born in 1933.
Countries: United Kingdom (56%), UK (13%), Spain (5%)
Linked to: Fulham F.C., England national football team, Ipswich Town F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C.
Robson made his debut in 1950 for Fulham, recently promoted to the First Division, in a match against Sheffield Wednesday
During his first spell at Fulham, Robson participated in two ambassadorial Football Association tours in the West Indies in 1955 and South Africa in 1956
Ronnie Allen - Allen's transfer record was broken in March 1956, when the club paid Fulham £25,000 for Bobby Robson
He was selected for the 1962 World Cup finals in Chile but an injury to his ankle sustained in a pre-tournament friendly against a Chilean club side ruled him out of most of the tournament
Robson left Fulham in 1967 and accepted a three-year deal with Canada's Vancouver Royals
Robson made his debut as a manager in January 1968 at his former club Fulham, against Macclesfield Town, in the Cheshire League, in the third round of the FA Cup. Fulham were struggling with 16 points from 24 games
Johnny Haynes - Haynes had a single spell in football management, taking charge of the Cottagers for a brief spell in November 1968 after the dismissal of Bobby Robson as player-manager, but Haynes never had any ambition to go into coaching
He moved on to Ipswich Town in 1969 and it was there that he established his reputation as a successful manager
Billy Bingham - This latter makes him one of just 34 individuals so honoured since the award was inaugurated in 1974, putting him in the company of such managerial luminaries as Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Robson, as well as playing greats like Pelé, Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Tom Finney, Sir Bobby Charlton and fellow Northern Ireland International George Best
On 21 September 1983, Robson suffered his only loss in the 28 qualifying matches he was to undertake as England manager
Sven-Goran Eriksson - Bobby Robson's team failed to qualify for the 1984 European Championships
As in the 1986 World Cup, Robson was denied the service of his captain, Bryan Robson, who suffered an achilles tendon injury which prevented him playing in the latter stages of the tournament
After his playing career he found success as both a club and international manager, winning league championships in both the Netherlands and Portugal, earning trophies in England and Spain, and taking England to the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup, which remains the national team's best run in a World Cup since 1966
Jose Mourinho - After working as a physical education teacher and spells working as a youth team coach, a scout, and an assistant manager in the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson
Theo Lucius - In the 1998 off-season, after reported interest from FC Utrecht, AZ and PSV Eindhoven, Lucius chose the latter, managed by Bobby Robson
Carl Cort - Newcastle boss Bobby Robson paid £7 million to sign Cort on a five-year contract in the summer of 2000, seeing off competition from and
Titus Bramble - Bramble joined Newcastle in July 2002 for £6 million, vowing at the time to make himself indispensable to manager Sir Bobby Robson
FIFA Manager (video game series) - Resembling "Anstoss 3", although on a more serious note and fewer financial options , the game had positive feedback, and a year later "Total Club Manager 2003" was released, with Bobby Robson on the cover
In 2004, following the death of Brian Clough, Robson briefly stood in for Clough as a columnist at "FourFourTwo" magazine, and from 2004 onwards wrote a weekly column for "The Mail on Sunday"
Following his time as Newcastle United manager in 2005, Robson was made an Honorary Freeman of Newcastle, which, in his autobiography, he described as being "the proudest moment of my life"
With a keen interest in cricket as well as football, Robson was to have replaced Mike Gatting as President of the Lord's Taverners charity and cricket club in 2007, but this was prevented by his ill-health
Alan Shearer - On 26 July 2009, Shearer played and scored in the Sir Bobby Robson Trophy match, a charity match held at St James' Park in tribute of Sir Bobby Robson and in aid of his cancer charity the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
On 11 April 2013 before Newcastle hosted Portuguese giants Benfica in a Europa League quarter-final 2nd leg the travelling Portuguese fans payed tribute to Bobby who managed their two big rivals Sporting Lisbon and Porto, trailing 3-1 from the 1st leg Newcastle took the lead with less than 20 minutes left through Papiss Cisse but despite a valiant effort to find a second goal that would have taken the magpies into the semi-finals Salvio netted in stoppage time to take Jorge Jesus's side into the semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate