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Bobby Robson

"I know I'm the best man for the job. My track record is better than any of the other people interested in managing England!"

95 matches in charge

P 95 W 47 D 30 L 18 F 154: A 60
65% successful
1982-90

discipline: tbc tbc
players managed:
tbc

Profile

Full name Sir Robert William Robson CBE
Born 18 February 1933 in Sacriston, county Durham [registered in Chester-le-Street, March 1933]. To Philip and Lilian (Watt). Fourth of five sons, brought up in Langley Park. Attended Waterhouses School.
Married to Elsie M. Gray, at St. Michael's Church, Esh [registered in Durham Central, June 1955]. Three sons, Andrew, Paul and Mark.
Died 31 July 2009, aged 76 years 163 days, at his home in county Durham, following a long battle with lung cancer.
Private Funeral Service held on 5 August 2009 at St Michael's Church in Esh, buried at Langley Park cemetery, county Durham (left).
Memorial Service held on 21 September 2009 at Durham Cathedral, beamed to TV screens at St James' Park, Craven Cottage and Ipswich town centre.  Attended by Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Fabio Capello, Sven Göran-Eriksson, Graham Taylor, Steve McClaren, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne and upto a thousand others made up the congregation.
Height/Weight not known.

Playing Career

A wing half and inside forward who started playing football with Chester-le-Street FC juniors and Langley Park FC juniors. Despite being offered a contract to play for Middlesbrough FC and interest from Newcastle United FC, Robson signed for Fulham FC in May 1950, making 152 league appearances, scoring 68 times, before transferring to West Bromwich Albion FC in March 1956 for an Albion record transfer fee of £25,000 where he would make another 239 league appearances, scoring 56 times, becoming club captain. He returned to Fulham FC in August 1962 for £20,000 for a higher salary and another 192 league appearances followed, scoring only nine times. With interest from Arsenal FC, and an offer to become the player-manager of Southend United FC, Robson became the inaugural player/coach of Vancouver Royals FC in Canada from May 1967 to January 1968 in the United Soccer Association.
Club honours "In all my time as a footballer, I didn't win a thing." - R.W.Robson
Individual honours Represented London in 1955. FA Tour of West Indies 1955 and South Africa 1956.
Distinctions England 1957-62 (twenty appearances, four goals, one British Championship winners, three more as shared winner), England B, England U23, Football League XI.

Management Career

Coached Oxford University between 1965 and 1966. Then after expectations of working with Ferenc Puskás in Canada for Vancouver Royals FC, Robson returned to Fulham FC for the third time in his career to become manager in January 1968, a position who would only hold until he was sacked in November.  After scouting for Chelsea FC, he returned to management with Ipswich Town FC in January 1969, a position he held until July 1982.
Texaco Cup winners 1973, FA Cup winners 1977-78; UEFA Cup winners 1980-81;
No individual honours or distinctions.

England Career

England tenure Apparently a two-horse race between Bob Paisley and Robson, and having been interviewed for the job in 1977, Robson became a part of Ron Greenwood's coaching staff, managing the B team from January 1978 until July 1982 when he was appointed manager on 7 July 1982, effective from September 1982. Attempted to resign twice, firstly in September 1983, following the Denmark defeat, that ultimately resulted in failure to reach the European Championship Finals in 1984, but rejected. His second attempt was after the dismal 1988 European Championships, again rejected. His contract was due to end in January 1991, a contract that the FA had no intention of renewing. In May 1990, the FA allowed Robson into contract negotiations with Dutch side, PSV.
Other applicants His application was very low key. Robson had always been the favourite, with Ipswich Town FC challenging for the title for the second year in a row, but the FA waited until the World Cup was in progress to interview him. On the day of England's second round clash with West Germany, Robson admitted that he'd been offered the job. Once England had been eliminated, he was confirmed as manager for the next five years, on 7 July 1982.
First match No. 570, 22 September 1982, Denmark 2 England 2, a European Championship qualification match at Idrætsparken, København, aged 49 years 216 days.
Last match No. 664, 7 July 1990, Italy 2 England 1, a World Cup final tournament third-place match at Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Italy, aged 57 years 139 days. Eight years after he was appointed England manager.
Major tournaments World Cup finals 1986, 1990; European Championship finals 1988;
Team honours World Cup Finals semi-finalist and fourth-place 1990;
British Championship winners
1982-83, 1982-83; Rous Cup winners 1986, 1988, 1989.
Individual honours CBE for services to football 1990;
Backroom Staff Don Howe became his first appointment, as his chief coach. Dr. Vernon Edwards continued to be team doctor.  Fred Street was the physiotherapist with Norman Medhurst his assistant.

Management Career

Following the decision not to renew his England contract, Robson was appointed manager of Philips Sport Vereniging NV in the Dutch Eredivisie. He remained for two seasons despite domestic success. He joined the Primeira Liga and Sporting Clube de Portugal in July 1992 until his sacking in December 1993. Then FC Porto picked up his services immediately, and a reversal of fortunes and success followed. Barcelona FC picked up his services in July 1996 with further success. He was General Manager in 1997-98, a position that did not sit right, so he returned to Philips Sport Vereniging NV for the 1998-99 season. He returned to England to serve the FA as an advisor, but soon took up his 'dream job' at Newcastle United FC in September 1999, and despite interest from the FA again, to take on the England manager's job in late 1999, Robson remained with Newcastle until he was sacked on 30 August 2004, after a poor start to that season. Robson turned down the offer to become Director of Football at Heart of Midlothian, but did serve to assist Steve Staunton as a Republic of Ireland national team advisor between 13 January 2006 and 13 November 2007.
Club honours Eredivisie Champions 1990-91, 1991-92; Taça de Portugal winners 1993-94; Primeira Liga Champions 1994-95, 1995-96; Supercopa de España winners 1996; Copa del Rey winners 1996-97; European Cup Winners Cup winners 1996-97;
Individual honours FWA Tribute Award for outstanding contribution to the national game 1992; European Manager of the Year 1996-97; British Sports Writers' Association Pat Besford Trophy for Outstanding Achievement 2001; Knighted for services to football 2002; Football Association Hall of Fame 2002. Football Hall of Fame 2003; Sports Coach UK Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; Eircom International Personality of the Year 2006; BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2007; Emerald UEFA Order of Merit Award March 2009; FIFA Fair Play Award December 2009;
Also has the Freedom of three cities, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ipswich and Durham.
Has a Class 91 loco named after him by East Coast Trains (click on pic, left), and a workboat, by Port of Tyne Authority.

 

Bobby Robson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 34 21 9 4 69 18 +51 7 21 2.029 0.529 75.0 +17
Away 44 19 17 8 62 26 +36 16 25 1.409 0.591 62.5 +11
Neutral 17 7 4 6 23 16 +7 4 8 1.353 0.941 52.9 +1
All 95 47 30 18 154 60 +94 27 54 1.621 0.632 65.3 +29

 

Bobby Robson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

14 7 7 0 31 2 +29 5 12 2.214 0.143 75.0 +77
WCF 12 5 4 3 15 9 +6 3 6 1.25 0.75 58.3 +22
World Cup 26 12 11 3 46 11 +35 8 18 1.769 0.423 67.3 +9

ECP

14 10 3 1 42 4 +38 3 11 3.00 0.286 82.1 +9
ECF 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -33
European Championship 17 10 3 4 44 11 +33 4 11 2.588 0.647 67.6 +6
British Championship 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 2 3 1.00 0.50 66.7 +2
Minor Tournament/Cup 11 4 4 3 11 7 +4 4 5 1.00 0.636 54.5 +1
Friendlies 35 18 10 7 47 28 +19 9 17 1.343 0.80 65.7 +11
All 95 47 30 18 154 60 +94 27 54 1.621 0.632 65.3 +29

 

Bobby Robson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1984-86 8 4 4 0 21 2 +19 2 6 2.625 0.25 75.0 +4
WCP 1988-90 6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 3 6 1.667 0.00 75.0 +3
WCP Total 14 7 7 0 31 2 +29 5 12 2.214 0.143 75.0 +7
World Cup Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1986 5 2 1 2 7 3 +4 2 3 1.40 0.60 50.0 =0
WCF 1990 7 3 3 1 8 6 +2 1 3 1.143 0.857 64.3 +2
WCF Total 12 5 4 3 15 9 +6 3 6 1.25 0.75 58.3 +2
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1984-86 13 6 5 2 28 5 +23 4 9 2.154 0.385 65.4 +4
WC 1988-90 13 6 6 1 18 6 +12 4 9 1.385 0.462 69.2 +5
WC Total 26 12 11 3 46 11 +35 8 18 1.769 0.423 67.3 +9
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1982-84 8 5 2 1 23 3 +20 2 6 2.875 0.375 75.0 +4
ECP 1986-88 6 5 1 0 19 1 +18 1 5 3.167 0.167 91.7 +5
ECP Total 14 10 3 1 42 4 +38 3 11 3.00 0.286 82.1 +9
European Championship Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1988 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -3
ECF Total 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 1 0 0.667 2.333 0.00 -3
European Championship Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1982-84 8 5 2 1 23 3 +20 2 6 2.875 0.375 75.0 +4
EC 1986-88 9 5 1 3 21 8 +13 2 5 2.333 0.889 61.1 +2
EC Total 17 10 3 4 44 11 +33 4 11 2.588 0.647 67.6 +6
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1982-83 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 83.3 +2
BC 1983-84 3 1 1 1 2 2 =0 1 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0
BC Total 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 2 3 1.00 0.50 66.7 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 26 12 11 3 46 11 +35 8 18 1.769 0.423 67.3 +9
EC 17 10 3 4 44 11 +33 4 11 2.588 0.647 67.6 +6
BC 6 3 2 1 6 3 +3 2 3 1.00 0.50 66.7 +2
Major Tournament Total (excl. BC) 43 22 14 7 90 22 +68 12 29 2.093 0.512 67.4 +15
Total (incl. BC) 49 25 16 8 96 25 +71 14 32 1.959 0.51 67.3 +17

 

Matches in Which Bobby Robson Was In Charge of England
Took charge on 7 July 1982, effective September 1982

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European Championship Preliminary
1 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2 [0-1]
Idrætsparken, København (44,300/45,400)
A.Hansen (pen), J.Olsen
T.Francis (2)
AD
Friendly
2 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (68,000)
Woodcock
Rummenigge (2)
HL
European Championship Preliminaries
3 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3 [0-1]
Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica (41,434 to 45,000)
Woodcock (2), S.Lee AW
4 573 15 December 1982 - England 9 Luxembourg 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (30,000 to 35,000)
Bossi OG, Coppell, Woodcock, Blissett (3), Chamberlain, Hoddle, Neal HW
British Championship
5 574 23 February 1983 - England 2 Wales 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (24,000)
Butcher, Neal (pen)
Rush
HW
European Championship Preliminaries
6 575 30 March 1983 - England 0 Greece 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
(44,051 to 50,000)
  HD
7 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (50,600 to 60,000)
T.Francis, Withe HW
British Championships
8 577 28 May 1983 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (22,000 to <30,000)
  HD
9 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (84,000)
Robson, Cowans HW
Tour of Australia
10 579 12 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 0 [0-0]
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney (28,000)
  AD
11 580 15 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Lang Park, Milton, Brisbane (10,000 to <16,000)
Walsh AW
12 581 19 June 1983 - Australia 1 England 1 [1-1]
Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne (20,000)
Neal OG
T.Francis
AD
Season 1983-84
European Championship Preliminaries
13 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (79,323 to 82,050)
Simonsen (pen) HL
14 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3 [0-3]
Népstadion, Budapest (19,956/20,000)
Hoddle, S.Lee, Mariner AW
15 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4 [0-2]
Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg (5,400/12,000)
Robson (2), Mariner, Butcher AW
Friendly
16 585 29 February 1984 - France 2 England 0 [0-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris (45,554)
Platini (2) AL
British Championships
17 586 4 April 1984 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (24,000)
Woodcock HW
18 587 2 May 1984 - Wales 1 England 0 [1-0]
Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham (14,250)
M.Hughes AL
19 588 26 May 1984 - Scotland 1 England 1 [1-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (73,064)
McGhee
Woodcock
AD
Friendly
20 589 2 June 1984 - England 0 USSR 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (38,125)
Gotsmanov, Protasov HL
Tour of South America
21 590 10 June 1984 - Brazil 0 England 2 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (56,126/65,000)
J.Barnes, Hateley AW
22 591 13 June 1984 - Uruguay 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo (32,800/34,500)
Acosta (pen), Cabrera AL
23 592 17 June 1984 - Chile 0 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Ñ
uñoa, Santiago
(9,876)
  AD
Season 1984-85
Friendly
24 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (23,951)
Robson HW
World Cup Preliminaries
25 594 17 October 1984 - England 5 Finland 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (47,234)
Hateley (2), Woodcock, Robson, Sansom HW
26 595 14 November 1984 - Turkey 0 England 8 [0-3]
Inönü Stadyumu İstanbul (40,000)
Robson (3), Woodcock (2), J.Barnes (2), Anderson AW
27 596 27 February 1985 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (28,500)
Hateley AW
Friendly
28 597 26 March 1985 - England 2 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (34,793)
Steven, Lineker
Brady
HW
World Cup Preliminaries
29 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti (65,000 to 80,000)
  AD
30 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki (30,311)
Rantanen
Hateley
AD
Rous Cup
31 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (66,439)
Gough AL
Ciudad de Mexico Cup only
32 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (8,000)
Bagni, Altobelli (pen)
Hateley
NL
Ciudad de Mexico Cup and Azteca2000
33 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (15,000/18,000)
Flores AL
Azteca2000 only
34 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (8,000/10,000)
Robson, K.Dixon (2) NW
Friendly
35 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5 [0-2]
LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles (10,145)
Lineker (2), K.Dixon (2), Steven AW
Season 1985-86
World Cup Preliminaries
36 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (59,500)
Hoddle
Cămătaru
HD
37 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (52,500)
Waddle, Lineker (3), Robson HW
38 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (70,500)
  HD
Friendlies
39 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4 [0-2]
Nasser Stadium, Cairo (20,000)
Steven, Omar OG, Wallace, Cowans AW
40 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (30,000)
Ohana
Robson (2 (1 pen))
AW
41 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1 [0-0]
Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi, Georgia (62,000)
Waddle AW
Rous Cup
42 611 23 April 1986 - England 2 Scotland 1 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (68,357)
Butcher, Hoddle
Souness (pen)
HW
Friendlies
43 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3 [0-3]
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, USA (45,000)
Hateley (2), Beardsley NW
44 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1 [0-0]
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia (8,150)
Hateley AW
World Cup Finals in Mexico
45 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (19,998)
Carlos Manuel NL
46 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0 [0-0]
Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey (22,600)
  ND
Wilkins
47 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0 [3-0]
Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey (22,600)
Lineker (3) NW
48 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (98,728)
Lineker (2), Beardsley NW
49 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (114,580)
Maradona (2)
Lineker
NL
Season 1986-87
Friendly
50 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0 [0-0]
Söderstadion, Stockholm (15,646)
Ekström AL
European Championship Preliminaries
51 620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (35,300)
Lineker (2), Waddle HW
52 621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (60,000)
Mabbutt, Anderson HW
Friendly
53 622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4 [1-2]
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid (35,000)
Butragueño, Ramón
Lineker (4)
AW
European Championship Preliminaries
54 623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2 [0-2]
Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast (20,568/23,000)
Robson, Waddle AW
55 624 29 April 1987 - Turkey 0 England 0 [0-0]
Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir (22,000/25,000)
  AD
Rous Cup
56 625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (92,000)
Lineker
Mirandinha
HD
57 626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (64,713)
  AD
Season 1987-88
Friendly
58 627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1 [2-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf (50,000)
Littbarski (2), Wuttke
Lineker
AL
European Championship Preliminaries
59 628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0 [4-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (45,528)
J.Barnes (2), Lineker (3), Robson, Beardsley, Webb HW
60 629 11 November 1987 - Yugoslavia 1 England 4 [0-4]
Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd (49,774/70,000)
Katanec
Beardsley, J.Barnes, Robson, Adams
AW
Friendlies
61 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv (5,000/6,000)
  AD
62 631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2 [1-2]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,590)
Lineker, Adams
Adams OG, Bosman
HD
63 632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0 [0-0]
Népstadion, Budapest
(25,000/26,500)
  AD
Rous Cup
64 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (70,480)
Beardsley HW
65 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (25,756)
Lineker
Escobar
HD
Friendly
66 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (10,000)
Lineker AW
European Championship Finals in West Germany
67 636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1 [0-1]
Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg (53,000/55,500)
Houghton NL
68 637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3 [0-1]
Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen (65,000 to 68,400)
Robson
van Basten (3)
NL
69 638 18 June 1988 - England 1 USSR 3 [1-2]
Waldstadion, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (53,000)
Adams
Aleinikov, Mikhailichenko, Pasulko
NL
Season 1988-89
Friendly
70 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (25,837)
Webb HW
World Cup Preliminary
71 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (65,628)
  HD
Friendlies
72 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1 [1-0]
King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh (8,000)
Majed Abdullah
Adams
AD
73 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2 [1-1]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína (3,364 to 10,000)
Saravakos (pen)
Economopoulos OG, Robson
AW
World Cup Preliminaries
74 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2 [0-1]
Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë (25,000)
J.Barnes, Robson AW
75 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0 [2-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (60,602)
Lineker, Beardsley (2), Waddle, Gascoigne HW
Rous Cup
76 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (15,628)
  HD
77 646 27 May 1989 - Scotland 0 England 2 [0-1]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow (63,282)
Waddle, Bull AW
World Cup Preliminary
78 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (69,203)
Lineker, J.Barnes, Webb HW
Friendly
79 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1 [0-1]
Idrætsparken, København (18,400)
Elstrup
Lineker
AD
Season 1989-90
World Cup Preliminaries
80 649 6 September 1989 - Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
(38,588)
  AD
81 650 11 October 1989 - Poland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
(32,423)
  AD
Friendlies
82 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (67,500)
  HD
83 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (34,796)
Robson (2)
Skoro
HW
84 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (80,000)
Lineker HW
85 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2 [2-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (21,342)
Bull (2), Pearce, Gascoigne
Skuhravý, Kubák
HW
86 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (27,643)
Lineker HW
Resignation announced/leaked May 1990
87 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (38,751)
J.Barnes
Ostolaza, J.Perdomo
HL
88 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1 [1-0]
Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis
(25,000)
Hergal
Bull
AD
World Cup Finals in Italy
89 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna (35,238)
Lineker
Sheedy
ND
90 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna (35,267)
  ND
91 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0 [0-0]
Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna (34,959)
M.Wright NW
92 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0 [0-0] AET [0-0]
Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
(34,520)
Platt NW
93 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3 [0-1] AET [2-2]
Stadio San Paolo, Fuorigrotta, Napoli
, Campania (45,000/55,205)
Kunde (pen), Ekeke
Platt, Lineker (2 pens)
NW
94 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1 [0-0]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [4-3]
Stadio delle Alpi, Torino, Piedmont
(62,628)
Parker OG (Brehme)
Lineker
ND
95 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Puglia
(51,426)
R.Baggio, Schillaci (pen)
Platt
AL
Resignation effective 7 July 1990

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