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Bobby Robson, British footballer and manager, 1988.

Dawes, John

Bobby Robson, British footballer and manager, 1988.
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Robson (b 1933) started playing at Fulham in 1950, moving to West Bromwich Albion. He gained 20 caps in four years for England. He managed Fulham and moved to Ipswich Town, winning the FA (1978) and UEFA (1981) Cups before becoming England manager in 1982. Apart from Sir Alf Ramsey, he was the most successful manager of the national side, taking them to the World Cup quarter finals in 1986 (losing to Argentina and the infamous Maradona 'Hand of God') and the Semi-Finals in 1990 (losing to Germany on penalties). With PSV Eindhoven, Robson won the Dutch League Championship twice. He also won the Portuguese League Championship twice with FC Porto. While at Barcelona, his team won the 1997 European Cup Winners Cup as well as the Spanish Cup. He joined Newcastle in 1999, leaving in 2004.

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