Michael Robinson: Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker dies aged 61

Michael Robinson: Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker dies aged 61
Tributes being paid to Robinson who won league and European Cup with Liverpool in 1984 before successful TV career in Spain

Former Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton and Republic of eire forward Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61.

Robinson also played for Preston North End, QPR and Spanish club Osasuna and won 24 caps for Republic of eire .

A post on Robinson’s official Twitter account said: “With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with an excellent emptiness, 

but also countless memories, filled with an equivalent love that you simply have shown him.

“We are going to be eternally grateful to you for creating this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you.”

Robinson, who the ecu Cup, Division One title and therefore the League Cup in 1984 in his first – and only – 

full season with Liverpool, revealed in December 2018 he had been diagnosed with a melanoma .

During a career which started with Preston, Robinson also played for Brighton, Manchester City, QPR and Osasuna. He scored four goals in his 24 international appearances.

After his spell with Osasuna, Robinson remained in Spain, happening to develop a formidable career as a broadcaster.

The tributes started pouring certain Robinson, with Liverpool’s former Spain internationals Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia taking to Twitter to expire their condolences.

Alonso wrote: “You’ll never walk alone Michael!! Rest in peace.”

Garcia wrote: “R.I.P Michael Robinson. The Liverpool legend that came all the Spanish homes together with his fantastic commentaries every Weekend !! #YNWA.”

Spanish giants Barcelona said on the social networking site: “We at FC Barcelona wish to precise our deepest condolences for the passing of Michael Robinson, 

an individual who loved football and who knew the way to explain it with knowledge and ingenuity.

He was the winner of the 2018 Vazquez Montalban International Journalism Award. Rest In Peace.”

One of Robinson’s former clubs, Manchester City, tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to find out of the passing of Michael Robinson. 

Everyone at Manchester City sends their love and thoughts to Michael’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

The Royal Spanish Football Federation said during a statement: “The RFEF wishes to hitch the pain of the football world over the death of Michael Robinson. 

All folks who form this institution wish to precise our condolences to their family and friends. Rest in peace.”


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