Robson won 20 England caps as a wing-half, scoring twice on his debut against France at Wembley in 1957. He had two spells with Fulham, either side of one with West Bromwich Albion, and had a player/coach role with Vancouver Royals in Canada before becoming Fulham’s manager in 1968.
After an unhappy few months back at Craven Cottage, he started a much more successful period as Ipswich Town boss, winning The FA Cup and UEFA Cup with them in 1978 and 1981 respectively, and frequently challenging for the League Title.
England came calling in 1982 and Robson began his eight-year reign with a 2-2 draw in Denmark in a European Championship qualifier in September of that year.
His team made the quarter-finals at the 1986 World Cup, beaten by Maradona’s controversial goal, and the semi-finals at Italia ’90.
One of England’s most popular managers, he won titles in Holland and Portugal before returning to manage Newcastle United, the club he had supported as a boy, in the Premier League.
He was awarded a Knighthood for services to football in 2002 and passed away on 31 July 2009 after a long battle with cancer.