In this Wednesday, May 14, 2009, file photo, Bobby Robson, Barcelona's then coach holds the European Cup Winners Cup trophy after his team beat Paris St Germain 1 0 at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam Wednesday May 14, 1997. Former England and Barcelona manager Bobby Robson has died aged 76. A family statement said Friday, July 31, 2009, that Robson
In this Wednesday, May 14, 2009, file photo, Bobby Robson, Barcelona's then coach holds the European Cup Winners Cup trophy after his team beat Paris St Germain 1 0 at the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam Wednesday May 14, 1997. Former England and Barcelona manager Bobby Robson has died aged 76. A family statement said Friday, July 31, 2009, that Robson "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." He led England to the semifinals of the 1990 World Cup and won club titles in the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. While an attacking midfielder with Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, Robson played 20 times for England, including at the 1958 World Cup. He went on to manage Fulham, Ipswich, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and the club he supported as a boy, Newcastle. (Foto: MICHAEL PROBST/AP)

Bobby Robson er død

Englands tidligere landslagstrener i fotball, Bobby Robson, er død. Han ble 76 år.

Han ledet England til semifinale i VM i 1990. Robson kjempet mot kreftsykdommen flere ganger i sitt liv. Men fredag måtte han gi tapt.

- Sir Bobby var et flott menneske, en skikkelig gentleman. Å trene England i så mange år, er en stor prestasjon. Og vi husker alle hvor nær han var å slå ut Italia i 1990, sier Englands nåværende sjef Fabio Capello.

Robson spilte 20 landskamper for England og scoret fire ganger. Som trener ledet han Fulham, Ipswich, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Lisboa, Barcelona og Newcastle.

Søndag var Robson på tribunen på St. James' Park i Newcastle. 30.000 tilskuere møtte opp for å ære ham da en oppvisningskamp ble spilt. (©NTB)