Mark Robins

Date of birth22 December 1969
Place of birthAshton-under-Lyne
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionForward

Mark Robins, a reserve striker, became Manchester United's talisman during 1989-90 scoring some crucial goals which many feel kept Alex Ferguson in the job, particularly in the run to win the FA Cup.

Whether that assertion was true or not cannot be said, but Mark will always carry that tag.

Regrettably, he could not establish himself as first choice, moving on to be a successful goal scorer wherever he played.

Later a promising manager, he chose to move to Rotherham United in the 2000 close season when he could have stayed at Walsall and had a superb season for the Millers, registering his best-ever scoring return as he topped 20 goals for the first time in a lengthy career.

Mark was made available for transfer by Rotherham United in October 2003.

After a brief spell at Sheffield Wednesday, he announced his retirement at the end of the 2003-04 season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 23 Dec 1986 14 Aug 1992
Norwich City 14 Aug 1992 16 Jan 1995
Leicester City 16 Jan 1995 15 Jan 1998
FC KĂžbenhavn 01 Oct 1996 01 Dec 1996 L
Reading 29 Aug 1997 21 Sep 1997 L
CD Ourense 15 Jan 1998 01 Jul 1998
Panionios 01 Jul 1998 25 Mar 1999
Manchester City 25 Mar 1999 05 Aug 1999
Walsall 05 Aug 1999 25 Jul 2000
Rotherham United 25 Jul 2000 05 Nov 2003
Bristol City 17 Feb 2003 20 Mar 2003 L
Sheffield Wednesday 05 Nov 2003 30 Jun 2004
Burton Albion 05 Jul 2004 31 Jan 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 1
9
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 3
3
3
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 10
7
7
1990-91 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
1990-91 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1990-91 Manchester United League Division One 7
12
4
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup
3
1990-91 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1
1991-92 Manchester United League Cup
3
2
1991-92 Manchester United League Division One 1
1
1991-92 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1992-93 Norwich City Premier League 34
3
15
1
1993-94 Norwich City Premier League 9
4
1
1994-95 Leicester City FA Cup 2
1994-95 Leicester City Premier League 16
1
5
1994-95 Norwich City League Cup 3
1
1994-95 Norwich City Premier League 14
3
4
1995-96 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1
1995-96 Leicester City League Cup 2
1
4
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 19
12
6
1995-96 Leicester City League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
1
1996-97 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1
1996-97 Leicester City League Cup 3
3
1
1996-97 Leicester City Premier League 5
3
1
1999-00 Walsall League Cup 2
2000-01 Rotherham United FA Cup 3
2000-01 Rotherham United LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2000-01 Rotherham United League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Rotherham United League Division 2 42
24
3
2001-02 Rotherham United League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Rotherham United League Division 1 34
7
15
3
2002-03 Bristol City LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2002-03 Bristol City League Division 2 6
4
2002-03 Rotherham United FA Cup
1
2002-03 Rotherham United League Cup 2
1
2
2002-03 Rotherham United League Division 1 6
9
5
2003-04 Rotherham United League Cup
1
2003-04 Rotherham United League Division 1 2
7
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday LDV Vans Trophy 3
4
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 2 14
1
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Oct 1988 Manchester United v Rotherham United W 5-0
Agg: 6-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Oct 1988 Wimbledon v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1989 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
08 May 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
10 May 1989 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
13 May 1989 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1989 Manchester United v Norwich City L 0-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1989 Wimbledon v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1990 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1990 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1990 Manchester United v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1990 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
03 Feb 1990 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1990 Millwall v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1990 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 2-3 FA Cup 5th round
03 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Luton Town W 4-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1990 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic D 3-3 FA Cup Semi-final
11 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
14 Apr 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
17 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
30 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Wimbledon D 0-0 League Division One
02 May 1990 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
12 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 3-3 FA Cup Final
18 Aug 1990 Liverpool v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Charity Shield
01 Sep 1990 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1990 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1990 Liverpool v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
19 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Pecsi MFC W 2-0 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1990 Halifax Town v Manchester United W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
10 Oct 1990 Manchester United v Halifax Town W 2-1
Agg: 5-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Oct 1990 Manchester United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1990 Manchester United v Wrexham W 3-0 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2nd round 1st leg
07 Nov 1990 Wrexham v Manchester United W 0-2
Agg: 0-5
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Jan 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
12 Jan 1991 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
19 Jan 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1991 Manchester United v Southampton W 3-2 League Cup Quarter-final replay
26 Jan 1991 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
26 Feb 1991 Sheffield United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1991 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1991 Manchester United v Luton Town W 4-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1991 Norwich City v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
02 Apr 1991 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
06 May 1991 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
11 May 1991 Crystal Palace v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
20 May 1991 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1991 Athinaikos v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 1st leg
02 Oct 1991 Manchester United v Athinaikos W 2-0
Agg: 2-0
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Oct 1991 Cambridge United v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 1-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1991 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1991 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
06 Nov 1991 Manchester United v Atletico Madrid D 1-1
Agg: 1-4
UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
18 Jan 1992 Notts County v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1992 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 England Toulon Under-21 4
6
1990-91 England UEFA Under-21 1
1990-91 England Under-21
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 May 1990 Portugal v England L 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
23 May 1990 France v England W 3-7 Toulon Under-21 Group B
25 May 1990 England v USSR W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
27 May 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
11 Sep 1990 England v Hungary W 3-1 Under-21
16 Oct 1990 England v Poland L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.