Robbie Fowler

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Robert Bernard Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Saudi First Division League side Al-Qadsiah.

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Robbie Fowler
Fowler in 2011
Personal information
Full name Robert Bernard Fowler[1]
Date of birth (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 48)[2]
Place of birth Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3][2]
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Al-Qadsiah (manager)
Youth career
1984–1993 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Liverpool 236 (120)
2001–2003 Leeds United 30 (14)
2003–2006 Manchester City 80 (21)
2006–2007 Liverpool 30 (8)
2007–2008 Cardiff City 13 (4)
2008 Blackburn Rovers 3 (0)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 26 (9)
2010–2011 Perth Glory 28 (9)
2011–2012 Muangthong United 13 (2)
Total 459 (188)
International career
1993–1995 England U21 8 (3)
1994 England B 1 (1)
1996–2002 England 26 (7)
Managerial career
2011–2012 Muangthong United
2019–2020 Brisbane Roar
2020–2021 East Bengal
2023– Al-Qadsiah
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

As a player, he was a striker, and is the eighth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He is best known for his time at Liverpool, initially from 1993 to 2001. He scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, earning the nickname "God" from the Anfield fans, and he is Liverpool's second-top scorer in the Premier League.[4] He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006. He moved to Cardiff City eighteen months later. He played there for a year before transferring to Blackburn Rovers on a short-term deal. In December 2008, he departed Blackburn and played in Australia with North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory. In 2011, he joined Thai side Muangthong United as a player, but later was appointed player-manager, which he remained until his retirement in 2012.

Fowler was capped for England 26 times, scoring 7 goals. He was included in England's squads for Euro 1996, Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Socially aware, Fowler showed support for the Liverpool dockers' strike during a goal celebration in 1997 where he unveiled a t-shirt which incorporated the Calvin Klein "CK" into the word doCKer.[5]