Goalkeeper Paul Robinson initially signed for Tottenham in January 2004, but his move violated Premier League rules as Tottenham were unable to loan him back to Leeds United, so he completed his £2.5m move in May.
A young player of enormous potential, Robinson would go on to play for four seasons at Tottenham. In March 2007, in a game against Watford, he joined the select group of goalkeepers to score a goal, his long kick downfield bouncing over the head of Ben Foster.
Sometime captain and permanent fan-favourite, Robinson went on to establish himself as first-choice England goalkeeper during his time at Spurs, fans lovingly signing “England’s number 1” during matches. Unfortunately, the 2007/08 was a difficult one for Robinson, and after a series of errors he found himself dropped by England and Tottenham, and sold by manager Juande Ramos to Blackburn Rovers for £3.5m, where he would replace Brad Friedel, who later went on to replace Robinson's replacement at Spurs.
Robinson would play for seven seasons for Blackburn, and although he regained some form he never regained his England place, and after a final 18 months at Burnley he retired at the conclusion of the 2016/17 season.
Paul Robinson made 175 appearances for Tottenham, scoring that one goal, and played 41 times for England including representing his country at the 2006 World Cup where he kept four clean sheets in England’s five games in the competition.
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