Robinson with Vancouver in 2015
|Full name||Carl Robinson|
|Date of birth||13 October 1976|
|Place of birth||Llandrindod Wells, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Western Sydney Wanderers (head coach)|
|1996||→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)||4||(0)|
|2003||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||4||(1)|
|2003||→ Walsall (loan)||11||(1)|
|2003||→ Rotherham United (loan)||14||(0)|
|2004||→ Sheffield United (loan)||5||(0)|
|2004||→ Sunderland (loan)||7||(1)|
|2005–2006||→ Norwich City (loan)||7||(0)|
|2010–2011||New York Red Bulls||12||(1)|
|2013–2018||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|2020–||Western Sydney Wanderers|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2011|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2009
While on loan at Shrewsbury Town Robinson made his Football League debut versus Hull City in a 1–1 draw at Gay Meadow in front of 2,346 on 30 March 1996. He made five appearances for The Shrews: four in the league and one in The Football League Trophy final at Wembley Stadium in a 2–1 defeat against Rotherham United.
After over 180 appearances for Wolves over six seasons, he moved to Portsmouth in July 2002 under the Bosman ruling. He played 15 league games for Portsmouth in the first half of their First Division Championship season (2002-03) before finishing the season with loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday (where he scored once against future club Norwich) and Walsall (where he scored once against Bradford). The following season he was loaned out again, this time to Rotherham, Sheffield United and Sunderland. However between these loan spells he did return to Portsmouth to make one Premier League appearance against Chelsea.
After impressing at Sunderland he signed a three-year deal in June 2004. He then went on to collect another championship winners medal as they gained promotion during a season in which he played 42 of 46 matches.
After a loan spell with Norwich City, he signed for The Canaries permanently on a 2.5 year deal for an undisclosed fee in January 2006. Robinson scored his first goal for Norwich in a 5–1 win against Barnsley on 26 August 2006.
On 31 January 2007, Robinson joined Toronto FC from Norwich after just over a year at Carrow Road, even though he still had 18 months remaining on his deal with Norwich. He scored his first MLS goal when he netted Toronto's third in a 4–0 win against FC Dallas on 17 June 2007. He was voted team MVP in his first year and repeated in his second year at the club.
New York Red Bulls
In March 2010 he was traded from Toronto FC to the New York Red Bulls for a fourth-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. On 20 March 2010, Robinson started for New York in a 3–1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena. On 21 August 2010, he scored his first goal for New York Red Bulls in a 4–1 road victory against his old club Toronto FC and refused to celebrate.
A Wales international player, Robinson made his debut against Belarus in 1999, winning the man of the match award. His 50th cap came in the 2–0 World Cup Qualifier victory over Liechtenstein. On 1 April 2009, Robinson announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32 with 52 caps after Wales suffered two consecutive defeats, making it virtually impossible for them to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In January 2012, Robinson retired as a player and joined the Vancouver Whitecaps FC as an assistant coach. He took over as the head coach of the club in December 2013. The club parted ways with Robinson on 25 September 2018.
In February 2020, Robinson signed a three-and-a-half-year contract as the head coach of Australian A-League club Newcastle Jets. On 14 October 2020, the Jets announced that Robinson was in talks with Western Sydney Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1995-96||Shrewsbury Town||Division Two||4||0||0||0||0||0||-||-|
|2001–02||Wolverhampton Wanderers||First Division||11||1||0||0||0||0||—||10||2|
|Canada||League||Voyageurs Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|United States||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2010||New York Red Bulls||MLS||11||1||—||11||1|
- As of match played 23 March 2020
|Vancouver Whitecaps||16 December 2013||25 September 2018||199||78||49||72||276||275||+1||39.20|
|Newcastle Jets||6 February 2020||15 October 2020||7||4||2||1||13||8||+5||57.14|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||15 October 2020||present||1||0||0||1||0||1||−1||0.00|
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- "Vancouver Whitecaps FC release head coach Carl Robinson". Whitecapsfc.com. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
- Dillon, Robert (6 February 2020). "Newcastle Jets sign Welshman Carl Robinson as head coach". The Newcastle Herald.
- "Club statement: Carl Robinson". Newcastle Jets. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
- "Wanderers announce Carl Robinson as head coach". Western Sydney Wanderers. 15 October 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
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- "RFB Toronto FC "Man of the Year" Award". redpatchboys.ca. Retrieved 1 July 2018.