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PAUL ROBINSON
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  • PAUL ROBINSON
  • GOALKEEPER

UPDATED 08:19 26th January 2016

The vastly experienced goalkeeper originally joined the Clarets on a free transfer in January 2016 until the end of the title winning Championship campaign.

Following promotion, when he provided back up to Tom Heaton for the final 19 games of the season, Robinson then agreed a new 12-month deal running to June 2017.

The former England international has 41 caps for his national side and has also clocked up over 400 league appearances for Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United.

He joined Leeds United at 16 years of age, becoming professional at the age of 18 and made 119 appearances. The goalkeeper was also awarded Leeds United's Player of the Year in 2003 by the Leeds’ supporter's club.

In 2004, following Leeds' relegation from the Premier League into the Football League Championship, he moved to Premier League side Tottenham for a fee of £1.5 million.

Robinson played in 175 matches for Tottenham between 2004 to 2008, including 137 Premier League games, including their 2-1 win over Chelsea in the League Cup final.

He was then signed by Blackburn in 2008 for a fee of £3.5 million on a five-year contract as Paul Ince’s first signing as Rovers boss and stayed at the club for seven years.

The Yorkshireman was awarded the Blackburn Rovers Player of the Year in 2011 by the supporters' club.

He faces major competition to get into the starting lineup with Tom Heaton making over 30 appearances for The Clarets already this season.

Robinson has had success at international level also featuring at the UEFA European Championships in 2004 and being the number one goalkeeper at the 2006 FIFA World Cup keeping four clean sheets out of the five games that he played.

The goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football in 2010.

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