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Paul Robinson

Goalkeeper


Biography

Date of birth

15/10/1979

Height

193 cm

Signed

26/01/2016

Country

England

The former England goalkeeper originally joined the Clarets on a free transfer in January 2016 on a deal running until the end of the title-winning Championship campaign.

Robinson provided experienced back-up to Tom Heaton for the final 19 games of the season and following promotion agreed a new 12-month deal at Turf Moor.

His Clarets’ debut then came in place of the injured Heaton in a Premier League match against Manchester City in November, 2016.

Robinson made three league appearances in the 2016/17 season to add to a CV which also shows 41 England caps – including appearances at the 2004 European Championships in 2004 and the 2006 World Cup - and over 400 league appearances for Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United.

The Beverley-born keeper joined Leeds United at 16 years of age, signing his first professional contract at 18 and was an FA Youth Cup winner in 1996/97.

After making his Premier League debut in 1998, Robinson went on to play Champions League football with Leeds and become the club’s Player of the Year in 2003.

In 2004, following Leeds' relegation from the Premier League and 119 appearances for the club, Robinson joined Tottenham for a fee of £1.5 million.

The keeper made 175 appearances for Tottenham between 2004 and 2008, winning a League Cup final medal in his final season, before becoming Paul Ince’s first signing as Blackburn Rovers boss when he made a £3.5m switch to Ewood Park.

The Yorkshireman was awarded the Blackburn Rovers Player of the Year accolade in 2011 by the supporters, a year after announcing his retirement from international football.

Robinson left Blackburn in the summer of 2015 but after a short break from the game was enticed back by the offer from Burnley, where he has been an invaluable influence in the dressing room.