Past Players: Volume 1 - Robbie Fowler


Robbie Fowler, the man that the Liverpool faithful simply refer to as "God". A career spanning 6 clubs, 2 continents and a mass haulage of goals.

Image: telegraph.co.uk
The Basics:
Full Name: Robert Bernard Fowler
Nickname: God
D.O.B:09/04/1975
Height:5'11
Weight: 12st 10lbs

Family Life:
Fowler got married in 2001 to Kerrie Ann Hannon, together they have 4 children, Madison, Jaya, Mackenzie and Jacob.

Outside Of Football:
Fowler is part of a company called "The Macca and Growler partnership". It is a company which invests in racehorses, Steve McManaman is also part of the company. He has seen a few successes through this venture and horse racing is a passion of his outside the footballing world.

Career:
Robbie Fowler made his debut for the Liverpool first team on the 22nd of September 1993. The game against Fulham in the league cup also resulted in him gaining his first Liverpool goal.

Fowler had worked his way up through Liverpool's academy system and there was always a big sense of hope when he arrived in the first team. Any doubters were quickly hushed as not only after scoring on his debut Fowler in the second leg against Fulham scored an amazing 5 goals! This made him a very rare diamond as it would make him one in only 4 players in Liverpool's history to score 5 goals in a first team game.

All this and he was only two games in. The early signs proved that Fowler was destined to be a Kop favourite.

Fowler's Liverpool career resulted in him amassing a total of 183 goals for the club. The 3 at the end of this figure can only be highlighted by perhaps the most famous moment of his career at Liverpool.

In the 94/95 season Robbie Fowler scored the fastest ever Premier League hat-trick against Arsenal. A feat which still means his name is in the history books, and one that may not ever be beaten.
Fastest Hat Trick - More free videos are here

In 2001 Fowler left Anfield and headed to Elland Road where he would start a new career with Leeds United. After seemingly being "pushed out" of the team when Houllier constantly started his favoured strike partnership of Owen & Heskey, Fowler decided he needed first team football.

Fowler has played for a total of 6 clubs now (currently based at North Queensland Fury) but unfortunately he never achieved as much as he did at Liverpool on any of his other ventures.

Fowler made a shock comeback to Liverpool in January 2006 when Benitez agreed to bring him back to Anfield on a short term basis as a free transfer. The fans were delighted, Fowler netted another 8 goals for Liverpool on his return.

In 2007 Fowler said goodbye to Liverpool for a second time and signed for Cardiff City. In 2008 he headed for Blackburn Rovers and by 2009 he had signed for North Queensland Fury, the move to Australia was on.

Fowler has scored 8 goals for NQF so far and this total is certain to rise. The Australian fan's are falling in love with Fowler and the A-League is benefiting greatly from his presence. Some of his goals can be seen in the video below, take note of the 3rd goal - excellent.



I wish Robbie all the success in his career at North Queensland Fury and hope he continues to add to his already superb goal tally of 242 goals in his footballing career.

Honours:
Winner (Liverpool):
League Cup - 1995, 2001
FA Cup - 2001
UEFA Cup - 2001
UEFA Super Cup - 2001
Runner Up (Liverpool):
FA Cup - 1996
Winner (England):
1993 UEFA Under 18 Championship
Personal:
PFA Young Player Of The Year - 1995, 1996
UEFA Fair Play Award - 1997
Premier League Player Of The Month - December 1995, January 1996
PFA Team Player Of The Year - 1996

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