Friday, 31 July 2009

Ex-Barça: RIP Sir Bobby Robson (1933-2009)

Former Barcelona manager and sports director Sir Bobby Robson passed away today at the age of 76.

A statement issued on behalf of his family reads: "It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer. He died very peacefully this morning at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him.

Sir Bobby's funeral will be private and for family members only. A thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby's life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues. Lady Robson and the family would very much appreciate it if their privacy could be respected at this difficult time."

Robson joined Barcelona in the summer of 1996, arriving from Portuguese club Porto. After one year as head coach, he was replaced by Louis van Gaal and became sports director. In 1998, he left Barcelona for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. As manager of Barcelona, Sir Bobby Robson won the Spanish super cup in 1996, the Spanish cup in 1997 and the European Cup Winner's cup in 1997.

May he rest in peace.








18 comments:

trez said...

RIP.


What a gentleman he was...

Anonymous said...

what a shock. i didn't know anything about his cancer. r.i.p bobby. i remember the great football barca played with giovani and ronaldo with you as our manager.

i hope it's enough for this year with so many people dying who i know directly or through the media.

sho said...

RIP Legend.

Funny Jose didnt learn the attacking part of the game from you and Barca

barca_boy said...

RIP legend

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace old friend! A true gentleman!

buj said...

Thank you for giving "the Phenomenon" Ronaldo, the original, the best year of his life as a Barca player. I so enjoy his goals that some sticks with me forever. RIP Sir Bobby.

Anonymous said...

I'll never forget when he put his hands on his head following the goal from Ronaldo at Compostela. Great.

jester[HUN] said...

Rest in peace, he deserves all the best honours and wishes.

Mat said...

Being younger fan, all I remember of Sir Bobby is when he was the manager of Newcastle, and a reporter would ask him just one question about the game in the post game interviews.. he would start off with his answer and end only 5 minutes later..literally.. i was instantly a fan ..you could feel football in his blood..
RIP

wanted47 said...

is that mourinho on the third pic?

barca4life said...

Yes its mourinho. he got his break under sir bobby if i remember correctly working as a translator

groga said...

Robson took him from Porto (where he started as his translator) to Barcelona (where he was his assistant).

groga said...

RIP

Barcik said...

RIP

Iason said...

R.I.P.

IBES said...

What a great person and a great coaching career.

R.I.P Coach Robson

Anonymous said...

R.I.P :(

Iniesta Goooooaaaaal !!!!! said...

RIP Bobby you where a real gentelmen!

Never forgett your reaction when Ronaldo scored that amazing goal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q090EJ6B7Lk

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