Who was Jimmy Robson?
BURNLEY has paid tribute to club legend Jimmy Robson, who sadly passed away at the age of 82.
James Robson was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward. He played over 450 matches in the Football League. Robson won the First Division with Burnley in 1960, beating Manchester City on a Monday night in the final game of the season to win the title. Wikipedia
The forward was part of the last campaign in which the Clarets won the title, as they triumphed in the First Division in 1960.
Jimmy Robson played for Burnley from 1956 to 1965.
Burnley paid tribute to his former star on Twitter.
The club wrote: “We are saddened to hear of Jimmy Robson’s passing this morning.
“The Clarets legend won the First Division with the Burnley in 1960 and made 242 appearances.
“Everyone’s thoughts at Turf Moor are with Jimmy’s family and friends.”
Born in Pelton, County Durham, Robson joined Burnley in 1956 and went on to enjoy a nine-year stay at Turf Moor.
How old was Jimmy Robson ?
January 23, 1939, Pelton, United Kingdom
David Boothman wrote on Twitter
It is famous that he scored the 100th goal in an FA Cup final when he scored during the 1962 final.
The Clarets ultimately lost 3-1 to Tottenham, who would steal their First Division crown the following season.
Robson left Burnley for Blackpool in 1965 and spent stints at Barnsley and Bury before retiring in 1973.
Fans of each of his former clubs hailed the legend’s career online.
David Boothman wrote on Twitter: “A smart and cultured player, he would have been a top-tier Premier League player if he had been born at that time. How sad RIP Jimmy. ”
Paul Somerville wrote: “I met Jimmy when I was 16 years old on vacation… I played a friendly soccer game alongside him with some locals in the Algarve. He was a charming man and he is a memory in my life that I still treasure 37 years later. ”
And fan Michael Brooks added: “It’s sad to hear that Jimmy Robson has died. He was one of my first Bury FC heroes playing 103 games for the Shakers (70-73), ending an illustrious career that he began in 1956 with Burnley. RIP Jimmy “.