12 September 2007

Steve Robinson

Name: Stephen Robinson
Born: 10 December 1974, Lisburn
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.03 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 7 Full Caps (1997-2007), 4 B Caps / 1 Goal (1994-1998), 1 Under-21 Cap (1994), 2 Under-18 Caps / 1 Goal, 1 Under-16 Cap.
Club Honours: (with Bournemouth) Football League Trophy Runner-Up 1997/98; (with Luton) Football League One Champion 2004/05.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Lisburn Youth
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Tottenham H.
93/94-94/95
Jan-93
Youth
1 (1)/ 0
-
-
-
Leyton Orient
93/94
Mar-94
Loan
0 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
Bournemouth
94/95-99/00
Oct-94
Free
228(13)/51
15(1)/5
14(0)/1
16(0)/3
Preston N.E.
00/01-01/02
May-00
£375k
6(18)/ 1
0(1)/0
3(1)/0
-
Bristol City
01/02
Mar-02
Loan
6 (0)/ 1
-
-
-
Luton Town
02/03-07/08
Jun-02
£50k
170(15)/ 9
15(0)/2
6(1)/1
4(0)/0
TOTALS
-
£425K
411(47)/62
30(2)/7
23(2)/2
20(0)/3

Biography:
In a ten-year international career Steve Robinson won just seven caps, scant reward for one of the most gifted midfield players appearing in the English lower-leagues.

Released by cash-strapped Luton in May 2008, attempts by Robinson to find a new club were scuppered by injury. He was appointed as the IFA's County Londonderry Performance Coach and then became assistant-manager of Northern Ireland's Under-19 side. In January 2012 he was appointed assistant-manager at his home-town club, Lisburn Distillery.

In February 2012 he was appointed as Northern Ireland's Under-21 team manager on a short-term basis. In October he was confirmed as manager of the Under-19 and Under-17 teams. A re-jig of the underage coaching set-ups saw him take charge of the Under-21 and Under-17 teams from April 2013. In early 2014 he stepped down from his role with the Under-21s to work within the IFA's Elite Development Programme. He retained his post as Under-17 manager and also took charge of the Under-16 Schoolboys side. In September 2014 he also joined-up with the senior set-up as coach.

Robinson (right) with Northern Ireland
assistant manager, Jimmy Nicholl
Robinson left the Irish FA's Elite Development Programme in February 2015 to take up the post of Motherwell assistant manager, he remained a part of Michael O'Neill's senior international backroom team. In September 2015 he was appointed joint-caretaker-manager at Motherwell along with Stephen Craigan. Shortly after returning from Euro 2016 he quit his Northern Ireland role and was appointed manager at Oldham Athletic, but was sacked the following January. A month later he re-joined to the staff at Motherwell and within a fortnight was appointed manager following the sacking of Mark McGhee.

More to follow.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
21-05-1997 Thailand.... A D 0-0 FR. sub
31-03-1999 Moldova..... A D 0-0 ECQ
29-05-1999 Rep. Ireland A W 1-0 FR
23-02-2000 Luxemburg... A W 3-1 FR. sub
26-04-2000 Hungary..... H L 0-1 FR. sub
03-09-2005 Azerbaijan.. H W 2-0 WCQ sub
21-11-2007 Spain....... A L 0-1 ECQ sub

Summary: 2(5)/0. Won 3, Drew 2, Lost 2.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
10-05-1994 England..... A L 2-4 FR sub
26-03-1996 Norway...... H W 3-0 FR sub
28-03-1997 Portugal.... H W 2-0 FR 1 goal
11-02-1998 Rep. Ireland A W 1-0 FR

Summary: 2(2)/1. Won 3, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
22-03-1995 Romania..... H D 0-0 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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