Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson CBE (18 February 1933 31 July 2009) was an English footballer and, after retirement, manager of seven European clubs and the England national team. His professional playing career as an inside-forward spanned nearly 20 years, during which he played for three clubs: Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, and, briefly, Vancouver. He also made 20 appearances for England, scoring four goals. 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. His last management role was as a mentor to the manager of the Irish national football team.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bruno Miguel Fernandes Ribeiro (born 22 October 1975 in Setúbal) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a left midfielder. His main asset was a powerful left-foot strike, and he spent most of his career playing for local Vitória Futebol Clube, also having a small abroad spell in England. After making his professional debuts with hometown club Vitória de Setúbal in 1994, Ribeiro was signed by Leeds United manager George Graham three years later, and was a key component of the rebuilding exercise that Graham had been brought in to do at Leeds. Injured at the start of the 1998 99 season, he never really regained his place in the midfield under new manager David O'Leary, and was eventually transferred to Sheffield United in October 1999 for Pds. 500,000, where he scored once against West Bromwich Albion.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ugochuku "Ugo" Ehiogu (born 3 November 1972 in Homerton, London) is an English former footballer and former Longford minor footballer who played as a centre back, most recently for Sheffield United. Ehiogu is a former England international who has also had lengthy spells at both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough in his career. He attended Homerton House school. Ehiogu (pronounced Air-hee-og) began his career at West Bromwich Albion as a trainee, turning professional in 1989. After just a few games for Albion in the Second Division, Ron Atkinson brought him to First Division Aston Villa for Pds. 40,000 in August 1991. By 1994, he had replaced Shaun Teale as the main central defensive partner to Paul McGrath. He remained at the club for nine years, making over 300 appearances in all competitions. He was part of the Villa team that won the 1996 League Cup as Villa beat Leeds 3 0. Ehiogu also won a runners-up medal when Villa lost 1 0 to Chelsea in the 2000 FA Cup Final. He joined Middlesbrough from Villa in November 2000 for, at the time, a club record fee of Pds. 8 million.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The 1885 86 season was the eighth season in the history of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. In what was their inaugural season as a professional club, Albion moved to the Stoney Lane ground and wore blue and white striped jerseys for the first time. The team won two regional cup competitions in 1885 86. They defeated Walsall Swifts by a single goal in the replayed final of the Birmingham Senior Cup, while in the Staffordshire Senior Cup a replay was also required as Stoke were beaten 4 2. Albion also reached the FA Cup Final for the first time, becoming the first Midlands team to do so, but after drawing 0 0 with Blackburn Rovers, lost 2 0 in the replay.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Martin Singleton (born 2 August 1963) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Banbury, Singleton played in the Football League between 1981 and 1991 for Coventry City, Bradford City, West Bromwich Albion, Northampton Town and Walsall, making nearly 200 league appearances. Singleton later played non-league football for Aylesbury United. Coventry City Football Club, otherwise known as the Sky Blues owing to the traditional colour of their strip, are a professional English Football league club based in Coventry. Coventry City were founding members of the Premier League in 1992.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Geoff Chapple is an English former football manager. His achievements include winning the FA Trophy five times in seven years with Woking (1994, 1995 & 1997) and Kingstonian (1999 & 2000). Chapple first joined Woking in the 1984 85 season and went on to lead them on their famous FA Cup run in 1991 which saw them beat West Bromwich Albion 4-2 at The Hawthorns. He later had a second spell with Woking, although this time he was not so successful and parted company with the club in October 2002. Chapple was appointed Commercial Manager of Woking FC in the autumn of 2008.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Andrew (Andy) David Townsend (born 23 July 1963) is a former professional footballer, who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland and is now a television and radio pundit. He is considered a Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa legend, having captained his country in a World Cup Finals and having become a member of one of football's most historic and treasured groupings - Aston Villa Football Club trophy winning captains. Starting his career at Welling United and then Weymouth, coming to prominence at age 21 when he signed with Southampton. In 1988 he moved on to Norwich City, before signing with Chelsea two years later. In 1993 he signed with Aston Villa and enjoyed four successful years before his transfer to Middlesbrough. His final club was West Bromwich Albion, where he retired in 2000.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waide Simon Fairhurst (born 7 May 1989) is an English professional football player. His position on the field is striker or attacking midfielder. He plays for Doncaster Rovers.Fairhurst made his Rovers debut in a 1 0 loss against Coventry City. He substituted Mark Wilson in the 84th minute. Waide made his home debut in the 2 0 win against Crystal Palace. He came on with half an hour to go and set up James Hayter for Rovers second goal. In the 2009 10 season, Fairhurst made his first start for the club against West Bromwich Albion and managed to score seven minutes into the game. His second start, came against Ipswich, which he opened up the scoring with a goal.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Walsall Football Club are an English football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, they currently play in League One. The club was founded in 1888 as Walsall Town Swifts, an amalgamation of Walsall Town F.C. and Walsall Swifts F.C. The club were one of the founder members of the Second Division in 1892, but have spent their entire existence outside of English football's top division, their highest league finish was sixth in Division Two in 1898 99. Walsall moved into their Bescot Stadium in 1990, having previously played at nearby Fellows Park. Their opening game was a friendly fixture against local rivals Aston Villa, with Villa winning 4 0. The ground is now known as Banks's Stadium for sponsorship purposes. The team play in a red and white kit and their club crest features a swift. They have rivalries with neighbouring Black Country teams, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with more 'traditional' rivalries with Shrewsbury Town and Port Vale. The club's nickname, The Saddlers, reflects Walsall's status as a traditional centre for saddle manufacture.