Jimmy Robson

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Jimmy Robson
Personal information
Full nameJames Robson
Date of birth (1939-01-23) 23 January 1939 (age 82)
Place of birth Pelton, County Durham, England
Position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
1956–1965 Burnley 202 (79)
1965–1968 Blackpool 63 (13)
1968–1970 Barnsley 87 (15)
1970–1973 Bury 103 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Robson (born 23 January 1939) is an English former 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.

In the 1962 FA Cup Final, Robson's goal against Tottenham to make it 1-1 was the 100th goal ever scored in an FA Cup final at Wembley. Burnley lost 3–1. Robson did score another goal but it was ruled off-side.

On 27 April 1966, Robson became the first Blackpool substitute to score a goal. It came in a 2–1 defeat at Manchester United. [1]



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  1. Gillatt, Peter (30 November 2009). Blackpool FC on This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year. Pitch Publishing Ltd. ISBN   978-1-905411-50-4.