Robbie Earle

Born Jan 27, 1965

Robert Fitzgerald "Robbie" Earle MBE is an English-born Jamaican former international footballer who played as a midfielder. He played 578 league games in senior club football, scoring 136 goals. A former youth player with Stoke City, Earle broke into the professional game with Port Vale in 1982.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on January 27, 1965.


A former youth player with Stoke City, Earle broke into the professional game with Port Vale in 1982.
1983 18 Years Old He made 13 appearances in 1983–84; John Rudge replaced McGrath as manager in December, but could not stop the club from sliding straight back out of the Third Division.
1984 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Earle won a regular first team place in August 1984, and hit 19 goals in 56 games in 1984–85, including a hat-trick against Hereford United at Vale Park on 2 February; Earle and Alistair Brown's partnership got the club a combined total of 40 goals. … Read More


1986 21 Years Old He scored seven goals in 35 games in 1986–87 and scored four goals in 11 games in 1987–88.
1988 23 Years Old 1 More Event
A regular in the 1988–89 season, he scored both goals past Bristol Rovers in the two-legged 1989 play-off final that took Vale through to the Second Division. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old He scored 12 goals in 52 games in 1989–90, including one in a 1–1 draw with Stoke City at the Victoria Ground on 23 September.
1990 25 Years Old He remained a vital player in 1990–91, hitting the net 11 times in 37 appearances. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old In July 1991 he was transferred to Wimbledon for a fee of £775,000 (and 30% of any future transfer fee above that figure). … Read More
1992 27 Years Old He scored seven goals in the newly formed Premier League in the 1992–93 season, and nine goals in 1993–94 – when Wimbledon finished a club best sixth in the final table.
1994 29 Years Old After injury limited him to nine goalless appearances in 1994–95 (when Wimbledon still finished ninth), he regained his fitness for the following season and was appointed club captain.


1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 32 Years Old In February 1997, he was handed the Premier League Player of the Month award. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old He scored seven goals in all competitions in 1998–99 as Wimbledon again reached the semi-finals of the League Cup; however they finished just two places and six points above the Premier League relegation zone. … Read More
2000 35 Years Old 1 More Event
During a reserve team game for Wimbledon in 2000, Earle sustained a heavy blow to the stomach and became seriously ill with a ruptured pancreas.


2005 - 2009 3 More Events
2010 45 Years Old In June 2010, he had his £150,000 a year contract with ITV cancelled for giving away World Cup tickets for the Netherlands v Denmark match. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old In March 2011 he became a broadcasting analyst at US Major League Soccer side Portland Timbers. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old In 2013, he became one of the lead studio analysts for NBC Sports' coverage of the Premier League and a co-commentator on their Match of the Day and Premier League Download programmes. … Read More


2015 50 Years Old His son, Otis, is also a soccer player and was drafted by FC Dallas at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
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