Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Footballer > G > Robert Green

Profile of Robert Green on Famous Like Me

Name: Robert Green  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 18th January 1980
Place of Birth: Chertsey, Surrey
Profession: Footballer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Robert Green (born January 18, 1980 in Chertsey, Surrey) is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Norwich City F.C. in the Football League Championship as a goalkeeper.

Green, mocked by some fans for his Worzel Gummidge-esque appearance, came through the youth ranks at Norwich and made his first team debut on 11 April 1999, keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 local derby draw against Ipswich Town at Carrow Road. The departure of Andy Marshall in the summer of 2001 enabled Green to establish himself as first choice goalkeeper for the Canaries.

By 2003 Green became a key figure in the Norwich City side that won the First Division Championship in the 2003-04 season, he came in third in the supporters vote for player of the season behind Craig Fleming and Darren Huckerby.

His great form was also noticed by England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, leading to a call-up to the national squad for the friendly against Sweden in March 2004. He won his first cap against Colombia in June 2005. Green remains in the England squad despite Norwich having been relegated to the Coca Cola Championship for season 2005/06.

Despite Green's undoubted ability to make fine saves, he is also unfortunately well known for lapses in concentration, often resulting in blunders, most recently displayed in Norwich's 4-2 loss away at Luton Town in October.

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Robert Green