Olympic biographies – Michael Robson (reserve)

Debut: vs Spain, January 2014 (1-1 draw)
Age: 21
Caps: 57
International goals: 1
Current club: Annadale
Previous club: none
School: Sullivan Upper
Position: Midfield/forward

Michael Robson. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Michael Robson. Pic: Adrian Boehm

A bolter in Craig Fulton’s first international tournament squad, Michael Robson was called into the 2014 Champions Challenge squad just a couple of weeks after the South African took over the head coach’s role.

It came just seven months after he won the European B division with the Irish Under-18s having captained the Irish Under-16s two years earlier.

Since then, he has amassed over 50 caps despite still only being 21 and his cool head in midfield with skill and composed distribution makes him a rising star in the side.

After the Champions Challenge, he has also played in the 2014 Investec Cup before making his elite level tournament debut at the European Championships last August, winning the bronze medal.

Twitter: @mrobson22

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