Michael Robinson


Footballer Michael Robinson has died after a long battle with cancer. Robinson played nearly 300 league games for Brighton and Manchester City before his move to Liverpool in 1983. Although he was only at the Merseyside club for one season, it was a memorable one in which he and the team won the league, the league cup and the European Cup. He retired in 1989 after playing for Osasuna in Spain, and soon after became a leading pundit on Spanish football TV, covering World Cups and domestic football from 1990 until up till his death. He also played 24 games for the Republic of Ireland in the 1980s, and was the Spanish dub for voices in Shrek.

He was a popular pick in the DDP, with joker points for Ain’t It Grand to Be Bloomin Well Dead and Taking the Michael. But 29 teams in total plumped for the footballer, including A Trophy for Atrophy, Fade to Black, Going Underground and current leaders To Kill a Gabor Sister. April’s team of the month The Beatles are Dying in the Wrong Order also got points.

Michael Robinson
12 July 1958 – 27 April 2020
29 teams