Photo Tribute: Bobby Robson, 1933-2009 (Part 1: The player)

Ollie Irish

31st, July 2009

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Sir Bobby Robson has passed away at the age of 76. He lost his long battle against cancer, during which he kept his good humour and dignity.
It’s a terribly sad day for English football, and it puts into perspective just how trite football has become. You can keep your transfer rumours and £100,000-a-week contracts - this is real fooball news, of the worst kind, sadly.
Many people will remember Bobby as a fine manager. It’s easy to forget that he was also a top-class forward, blessed with pace, power and no little skill. He was a fine and loyal servant to Fulham and West Brom. He played for England 20 times, a number that should have been higher, but an ankle injury prevented him from making an impact at the 1962 World Cup.
Click on the photo below to launch our photo tribute to Robson’s playing career: