Sir Bobby Robson dies at 76

Updated: 31 July 2009 09:07 IST

Former England and Barcelona manager Bobby Robson has died aged 76.

Sir Bobby Robson dies at 76
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Former England and Barcelona manager Bobby Robson has died aged 76.

A family statement said Friday 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.

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