Sir Bobby Robson Dies At 76—The End Of An Era

Richard MesquitaContributor IJuly 31, 2009

2 Sep 1999:  Bobby Robson is announced as the new Newcastle United manager at a press conference at St James Park in Newcastle, England.  \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

One of the most popular figures of English football passed away at age 76 after battling lung cancer for many years. Sir Bobby Robson died this morning surrounded by his wife and family in County Durham.

As a player he captured the hearts of fans when playing for Fulham, and West Bromwich Albion during the 1950’s and 60’s. He later went on to manage Fulham, Ipswich Town, PSV, Sporting, Porto, Barcelona and his childhood club Newcastle United.

He also played for England’s national team between the 1957 and 1962 making 20 appearances and scoring four goals. He was head coach from 1982 to 1990 when he took England to the semifinals of the 1990 World Cup.

He was a member of the English Football Hall of Fame.