13 September 2007

Pat Robinson

Name: Patrick Robinson
Born: 1892, Belfast

Died: 
Height: 
Weight: Position: Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1920-1921); Irish League: 3 Caps (1919-1923).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Gold Cup Winner 1919/20; Co. Antrim Shield 1919/20.


Club Careers:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Barn
-
-
-
-
-
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Belfast Celtic
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cliftonville
-
-
Amateur
-
-
-
Distillery
19/20
Aug-19
-
-
-
-
Blackburn Rovers
20/21
Sep-20
-
18/2
-
-
Caerphilly
22/23
Aug-21
-
-
(Southern League)
Bridgend Town
-
Jan-22
-
-
(Southern League)
Aberaman Athletic
-
-
-
-
(Southern League)
Pontypridd
22/23
Jan-23
-
-
(Southern League)
Ebbw Vale
23/24
Aug-23
-
-
(Southern League)
Linfield
23/24
Feb-24
-
-
-
-
Newry Town
25/26
Aug-25
-
-
-
-
Brooklyn.Wanderers
25/26
-
-
9/2
(ASL)
1/0
Shelbourne
-
-
-
-
?/3
-
Derry City
-
Oct-29
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
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27/4
?/3
-

Biography:
Pat Robinson came to prominence in the Irish League’s first post-Great War season. He was signed by Distillery from Cliftonville and made an immediate impact at Grosvenor Park from the right-wing or inside-right position. In an excellent season with the Whites he won the Gold Cup (scoring in the 3-1 final win over Shelbourne) and the Co. Antrim Shield. The club also finished as runners-up in the League, three points behind champions Belfast Celtic, and in the Charities Cup, where they again lost to Celtic.

In his only season with Distillery, Robinson also played for the Irish League, in a 2-2 draw against the Football League at Anfield, and won the first of two Ireland caps, in a 3-0 defeat by Scotland in Glasgow. Transferred to Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 1920, it was while at Ewood Park that Robinson won his second and final cap. Again it was a disappointing performance and result for the Irish as they lost out 2-1 to Wales in Swansea.

Later Robinson would play for Caerphilly in their aborted season in the Welsh Section of the Southern League. He later returned to the Irish League with Linfield and Newry before setting out to try his luck in the fledgling American Soccer League with Brooklyn Wanderers.

Ireland Cap Details:

13-03-1920 Scotland A L 0-3 BC
09-04-1921 Wales... A L 1-2 BC



Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

With thanks to Martin O'Connor for expanding details of Robinson's club career.

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