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JIMMY ROBSON | 1939 - 2021

14 December 2021

Barnsley Football Club is saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former player Jimmy Robson (82).

Born in Pelton, County Durham, the inside forward was best known for his illustrious years across the pennines with Burnley, where between 1956 and 1965 he would rack up 242 appearances as he helped the Clarets to the First Division title (1960) as well as reaching an FA Cup final (1962) in which he scored the showpiece event's 100th goal at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-1 defeat.

After a three-year stay with Blackpool on the west coast, Robson would join the Reds in January of 1968, signed by Johnny Steele, and across two-and-a-half seasons at Oakwell he would make 98 appearances, scoring 17 goals and formed part of the side promoted from the Fourth Division in 1968. 

He would later leave for Bury, adding another 100+ appearances to his name back in Lancashire before retiring as a player in 1973, and taking in coaching spellls with Rochdale and Huddersfield Town.

His last role in the game was back at Turf Moor, Burnley as the Head of the Clarets' Centre of Excellence before retiring in 2004 having made an indelible impact on the beautiful game. 

Jimmy sadly passed away this morning, and our thoughts as a Club are with his friends and family, particularly his children, Gavin, Melanie, Craig and Dany, at this difficult time.

Once A Red, Always A Red

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