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Tributes Pour In For Former Irish International And Liverpool Striker Michael Robinson

By Michael McCarthy
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Former Irish international striker Michael Robinson has passed away aged 61 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Robinson was best known since his retirement as an analyst and commentator on Spanish football, having been based there since finishing his playing career at Osasuna.

Born in Leicester, Robinson represented Ireland 24 times between 1980 and 1986, scoring four goals. His biggest goal was in a 2-2 draw with the Netherlands in Rotterdam during World Cup '82 qualifiers.

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A month later, he also scored against France in Lansdowne Road.


At club level, Robinson established himself at Brighton following spells at Preston and Manchester City, and played in the 1983 FA Cup final. He then spent the 1983/84 treble winning season at Liverpool, playing behind Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, though he played 30 times, winning League Cup and League medals, and appeared as a substitute in the European Cup final win.

Robinson announced on Twitter in December that he was suffering from cancer and today his family released a statement on the same Twitter account announcing that he had sadly lost that battle.

With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael's death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you

Tributes have been pouring in for the 61-year-old in the short time since the announcement.

We woke up with the sad news of the death of one of our own. You were the one who always made us happy about sport. We are grateful to you. RIP Michael Robinson. A hug and all possible encouragement to your family.





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