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George Robb

Tottenham Hotspur FC

1 appearance, 0 goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 6
0% successful

1953-54

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name George Robb
Born 1 June 1926 in Finsbury Park, London [registered in Islington, September 1926].
Attended Holloway Grammar School
Married to Kathleen M. Wilson [registered in Hampstead, December 1960].
Died 25 December 2011, aged 85 years 207 days
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 12lbs [1954].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football with North London schools. Played amateur with Finchley FC from 1942 whilst with the Royal Navy. Robb had a trial with Derby County FC in November 1950, but he signed amateur forms with Tottenham Hotspur FC in December 1951. During with time he represented Southern Counties. He signed a professional contract on 22 June 1953, and after 182 league appearances and 53 goals, he was forced into retiring through injury in May 1960.
Club honours Football League Division One runners-up 1951-52, 1956-57;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 725th players (726) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 284, 25 November 1953, England 3 Hungary 6, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 27 years 177 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional squad);
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (eighteen appearances), England B (three appearances, 1954);
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Having taught Physical Culture at Christ's College, Finchley, throughout his time at Tottenham, he retained that post until 1964, then moved to Ardingley College, near Haywards Heath in Sussex, where he also taught English , and he remained until his retirement in 1986. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.208.

 

George Robb - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

George Robb - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White - Friendly 1 0 0 1 3 6 -3 0 0 3.00 6.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 3 6 -3 0 0 3.00 6.00 0.00 -1

 

George Robb - Match History
 Club: Finchley F.C. - no full appearances

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 26
u/o b 30 April 1952 - England 3 Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr NW Start 11

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

Age 27
1 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 11
1 b 24 March 1954 - West Germany 0 England 4, Glückauf Kampfbahn, Gelsenkirchen Fr AW Start 11
286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL squad member
2 b 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Centralni Stadion, Ljubljana AL Start 11
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL squad member
3 b 23 May 1954 - Switzerland 2 England 0, St. Jakob Park, Basel AL Start 11
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on April 22 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including George Robb.

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