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Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009) was an English association footballer and manager. In his playing career he played almost 600 matches and scored over 100 goals. He also played for the England football team. He scored four goals in 20 games for them.

Robson managed Fulham F.C. and Ipswich Town F.C. He then managed the England national football team for eight years, from 1982 to 1990. He led England to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1990. He left England to manage football teams in Europe. This included clubs from Holland, Portugal and Spain. Robson came back to England to manage Newcastle United F.C. in 1999.

Robson was diagnosed with cancer in 1991. It was described as terminal in 2007. He died on 31 July 2009.


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