Sarah Robson

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Sarah Robson
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Robson (6) playing for Durham in March 2019
Personal information
Full name Sarah Cathryn Ann Robson
Date of birth (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Bellaghy, Northern Ireland [1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Centre back
Centre forward
Team information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2005–2008 Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Senior career*
Moyola Park
Ballymena United Allstars
2008 Fylkir 9 (0)
2009–2011 Grindavík 35 (4)
2010–2015 Sunderland 9 (0)
2012 FH 9 (4)
2017– Durham 63 (8)
International career
2005– Northern Ireland 87 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:29, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

Sarah Cathryn Ann Robson (née McFadden; born 23 May 1987) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays as a defender or striker for Durham in the FA Women's Championship.


Magherafelt-born [2] Robson played in Northern Ireland for Moyola Park and Ballymena United Allstars. In 2005, she won a scholarship to University of Southern Mississippi and played varsity soccer for Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Following graduation she headed to the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild, where she played for Fylkir, then Grindavík. [3]

At the end of the 2010 Icelandic season, Robson and international teammate Rachel Furness left Grindavík for Sunderland.[ citation needed ]

In June 2012 The Belfast Telegraph newspaper reported that three Northern Ireland players including Robson had been selected in the 18-player Great Britain squad for the 2012 London Olympics. [4] But Robson quickly denied the report: "I haven't received anything about being in final squad... Wish it was true but unfortunately not." [5] When the final squad was named, no Northern Irish or Welsh players were included. [6]

On 13 January 2016, it was announced she was leaving Sunderland after five years serving the club and signing with Durham. [7]

International goals

1.2 September 2022 Stade Émile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 1–02–1 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2.15 November 2022 Seaview, Belfast, Northern Ireland Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1–01–0 Friendly

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