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Robbie Fowler

Robert Bernard Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English association football. Robbie Fowler is best remembered for Robbie Fowler playing days at Liverpool F.C. and is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). Robbie Fowler subsequently played for Leeds United A.F.C. and Manchester City F.C., before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.

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Robert Bernard Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English association football. Robbie Fowler is best remembered for Robbie Fowler playing days at Liverpool F.C. and is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). Robbie Fowler subsequently played for Leeds United A.F.C. and Manchester City F.C., before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.

Robbie Fowler moved clubs 18 months later to sign for Cardiff City F.C.. Robbie Fowler refused a one year "pay as you play" contract extension and signed with Blackburn Rovers F.C. on a three-month "pay as you play" deal instead. In December 2008, Robbie Fowler departed Blackburn and has since forged a career in Australia. Robbie Fowler has been cap (football) for England national football team twenty-six times, scoring seven goals.

Early life

Fowler was born in Toxteth, Liverpool and brought up in the inner city area of Liverpool. At this time Robbie Fowler was known as Bernard Ryder, Robbie Fowler mother's surname. Robbie Fowler lived in Toxteth at the time of the 1981 Toxteth riots, when Robbie Fowler was six years old. As a youngster Robbie Fowler supported Everton F.C, regularly travelling to Goodison Park. Robbie Fowler played regularly for schoolboy team Thorvald, and once scored 16 times in a 26–0 rout.

In 1985 a 10-year-old Fowler was selected for Liverpool Schoolboys and was spotted by Liverpool F.C. scout Jim Aspinall. Robbie Fowler began training with Liverpool once a week and signed schoolboy forms with the club. On leaving school in 1991 Robbie Fowler signed as a Youth Training Scheme trainee, and turned professional on Robbie Fowler 17th birthday less than a year later.

Club career


Fowler's career began with Liverpool. Robbie Fowler signed as a youth team player on leaving school in the summer of 1991, signing professional terms on Robbie Fowler 17th birthday, 9 April 1992.

Fowler's first involvement with the Liverpool first team came on 13 January 1993, when Robbie Fowler was an unused substitute in an FA Cup third round tie against Bolton Wanderers F.C.. In the following close season, Fowler helped the England national under-18 football team team win the 1993 European Championship, before making a scoring first-team debut in Liverpool's 3–1 win in a first round Football League Cup tie at Fulham F.C. on 22 September 1993. Fowler scored all five goals in the second leg at Anfield two weeks later, making Robbie Fowler the fourth player in Liverpool's history to score five in a senior fixture. Robbie Fowler scored twice in a thrilling 3–3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on 18 December.

Robbie Fowler first 13 games for the club yielded 12 goals, and Robbie Fowler was rewarded with an England national under-21 football team debut against San Marino national football team in November 1993, in which Robbie Fowler scored England's opening goal in the third minute. Fowler was unable to sustain Robbie Fowler goal-a-game ratio throughout the season, but finished Robbie Fowler first season as the club's leading scorer with 18 goals in all competitions, although Ian Rush had scored more goals in the league. It was, however, a disappointing season for Liverpool, as they finished eighth in the Premier League without making any impact in any of the major competitions, though the departure of Graeme Souness as manager and the appointment of Roy Evans as successor built up hope for the future. a record that still stands.

Robbie Fowler also managed braces against Aston Villa F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Chelsea F.C. and Norwich City F.C. in the league that season.

Fowler was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in two consecutive years in 1995 and 1996, a feat equalled only by Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.

Throughout the mid and late 1990s, Fowler was widely considered to be the most natural finisher playing in England. Fowler sealed this reputation as Robbie Fowler scored more than 30 goals for three consecutive seasons, up to 1997. Robbie Fowler remains the only player to have scored 30 plus goals in Robbie Fowler first three full seasons in England scoring 98 goals with a total of 116 in 3 and a half years, something which has also yet to be beaten in La Liga, Seria A and the Bundesliga too. Fowler's partnership with Steve McManaman was largely described as the reason why Liverpool had become the club known for being the most potent attacking force in England at the time, and Fowler was renowned for scoring goals of all varieties, from every angle and distance, with McManaman describing Robbie Fowler as the "greatest goalscorer of all time."

Stan Collymore, Fowler's strike partner from 1995 to 1997, said in Robbie Fowler autobiography that Fowler was the best player Robbie Fowler has ever played alongside. Fowler and Collymore were among the most prolific goal-scoring strike partnerships in England during the 1995–96 in English football season. In the same season Robbie Fowler scored twice in a 4–3 victory over Newcastle United F.C., a match voted the best of the decade in a Premier League poll. The match helped prevent Newcastle from winning the league, but it was not enough for Liverpool to clinch the title; they finished third while Manchester United F.C. were crowned champions. Fowler also played in Robbie Fowler first FA Cup final that season, but was on the losing side as Manchester United won 1–0.

Fowler received a call-up to the England national football team and won Robbie Fowler first cap on 27 March 1996 as a substitute in a friendly match against Bulgaria national football team. On 14 December 1996, Robbie Fowler scored four against Middlesbrough F.C., including Robbie Fowler hundredth for Liverpool. This meant Robbie Fowler reached a century of goals one game quicker than Robbie Fowler first strike partner, Ian Rush, in just 165 games.

That year, Robbie Fowler also won a UEFA UEFA Fair Play ranking award for denying that Robbie Fowler had been fouled by Arsenal Goalkeeper (association football) David Seaman at Arsenal Stadium after a penalty had been given. After unsuccessfully trying to convince the referee to change Robbie Fowler decision about the penalty, Fowler took it tamely and Seaman saved. However, Seaman failed to hold on to the ball and Jason McAteer scored from the rebound. Though many people believe that Robbie Fowler deliberately took the penalty kick poorly for reasons of fair play, Fowler said at the time: "As a goalscorer it's part of my job to take it and I wanted to score it. I tried to score. I never missed on purpose. It just happened, it was a bad penalty."

Spice Boys

Fowler was part of a group of Liverpool players from the mid-1990s who were nicknamed "The Spice Boys (footballers)" by the press following a series of off-field controversies. The term was coined by the Daily Mail, and arose due to misplaced rumours that Fowler was dating Spice Girls Emma Bunton. The term was subsequently used in a derogatory manner, implying Fowler and colleagues such as Jamie Redknapp, Stan Collymore, David James (footballer) and Steve McManaman were underachieving playboys.

Fowler's performance in the 1997–98 in English football was marred by a knee ligament injury that kept Robbie Fowler out of action for half the season and caused Robbie Fowler to miss the FIFA World Cup 1998. During this period of injury, fellow Liverpool striker, Michael Owen rose to prominence, making Robbie Fowler debut in 1997. Owen established himself in the Liverpool team in Fowler's absence.

In 1999, Fowler was fined £60,000 by Robbie Fowler club for bringing the game into disrepute. Whilst celebrating Robbie Fowler goal against Liverpool's Merseyside rivals, Everton, Fowler used the white line of the Penalty area (football) to simulate cocaine use. Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier stated that this was a Cameroonian grass eating celebration, learnt from teammate Rigobert Song. Defending himself, Fowler later said this was a response to Everton fans who had insulted Robbie Fowler with false accusations of Recreational drug use. Fowler received a four match suspension from The Football Association for this incident. At the same FA disciplinary hearing, Fowler received a further two match suspension due to a separate incident in which Robbie Fowler had taunted the Chelsea F.C. defender Graeme Le Saux by waving Robbie Fowler backside at Robbie Fowler as Le Saux's wife and children watched from the stands. Fowler later attempted to justify Robbie Fowler actions by suggesting Robbie Fowler homophobia taunts were simply an extension of gamesmanship. The FA imposed a £32,000 fine and a six match ban for the two incidents.

2000–01 season

The 2000–01 in English football was Fowler's most successful season. Robbie Fowler appeared in three finals, scoring 17 goals and lifting three trophies in a unique Treble (association football). In the absence of Jamie Redknapp, who was sidelined by injury, Fowler was named as Liverpool captain when Robbie Fowler started. In the Football League Cup Final 2001 against Birmingham City F.C., the club's first cup final since 1996, Robbie Fowler captained the side and scored in 30th minute. Liverpool went on to win the trophy on penalties, with Fowler scoring Liverpool's fifth in the shootout. Fowler picked up the Alan Hardaker Man of the Match award and lifted the trophy.

Fowler's season picked up from there as Robbie Fowler scored several important goals including a goal against runaway champions Manchester United F.C. and a free kick in the FA Cup semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers F.C.. Fowler featured as a substitute in the FA Cup Final 2001 coming on as a 77th minute replacement for Vladimír Šmicer. Liverpool, who were 1–0 down at that point, eventually won the game 2–1 with two goals from Michael Owen. Fowler raised the trophy along with Sami Hyypiä and Jamie Redknapp.

Four days later Robbie Fowler was a substitute again in Liverpool's third final, the 2001 UEFA Cup Final against Deportivo Alavés. Robbie Fowler came on in the 64th minute for Emile Heskey with the score at 3–3. Robbie Fowler scored seven minutes later but Alavés equalised before full time and Liverpool eventually won with a golden goal, an own goal, in the 116th minute. Fowler and Hyypiä then raised Liverpool's third trophy of the season together. Liverpool's next and final game of the season was against Charlton Athletic F.C and Fowler scored twice in a 4–0 victory that assured them UEFA Champions League qualification for the next season.

Liverpool departure

Fowler began the 2001–02 in English football controversially, after being dropped by the then manager Gérard Houllier from the Liverpool squad for the 2001 Charity Shield match following a Melwood confrontation with assistant manager Phil Thompson. Robbie Fowler made an appearance in Liverpool's 3–2 European Super Cup victory over FC Bayern Munich, but starts were intermittent. In October 2001, Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first league hat-trick for three years, helping Liverpool beat Leicester City F.C. 4–1, but was dropped for the following league match. Though Fowler had been on a contract extension from 1999 (unlike Steve McManaman – who exercised Robbie Fowler Bosman ruling entitlement the very same year), Fowler was linked to Lazio, Arsenal F.C. and Leeds, and Liverpool's management as well as fans and the media constantly reported that what happened with McManaman (regarded as a huge financial loss) would never be repeated and thus the club never rejected those bids without consideration. This meant that coupled with Fowler's relationship with Houllier, speculation over Fowler's future persisted for most of Houllier's tenure and became an issue that divided Liverpool fans. Robbie Fowler last appearance for Liverpool was against Sunderland A.F.C., in which Robbie Fowler was substituted at half-time.

Leeds United

Despite Robbie Fowler popularity with Liverpool fans, who referred to Fowler as "God", Michael Owen and Emile Heskey had established themselves as Liverpool's regular strike partnership, leaving Fowler on the fringes of the first team. This along with Robbie Fowler difficult relationship with Houillier, Robbie Fowler sought regular first team football away from Anfield in a £12 million move to Leeds United. Fowler maintains that Houllier forced Robbie Fowler out of Liverpool, and accused Houllier of pressuring the Liverpool Echo newspaper to use its influence to turn opinion against him.

The transfer went ahead just one month after Robbie Fowler hat-trick at Leicester with a fee of £12 million. Robbie Fowler made Robbie Fowler Leeds debut in an away game against Fulham, the Craven Cottage where Robbie Fowler had made Robbie Fowler thrillingly memorable Liverpool debut eight years earlier. Fowler scored 12 goals in the remainder of the season, helping Leeds to a UEFA Cup qualifying place. Fowler was included in the England squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but only made one appearance, coming on as substitute in a second round win over Denmark national football team.

Fowler suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing hip injury in the 2002–03 in English football, and did not recover until December. Following encouragement from Keegan, Fowler finally signed for Manchester City on 16 January 2003 for an initial fee of £3 million and a further £3 million dependent upon appearances. Fowler made Robbie Fowler Manchester City debut against West Bromwich Albion F.C. on 1 February 2003, but made a poor start to Robbie Fowler Manchester City career, scoring just two goals in the remainder of the season.

Fowler continued to struggle with fitness problems in the 2003–04 in English football, completing the full 90 minutes only nine times, however Robbie Fowler did score against Robbie Fowler old club Liverpool in a 2–2 draw at home. The arrival of close friend, Steve McManaman, from Real Madrid C.F. gave Fowler hope, but the pair failed to rekindle their prolific partnership from their time at Liverpool, and received criticism from the fans and tabloids for their salaries, alleged excesses as well as named and shamed in a sex scandal covered by the News of the World that year.

Despite the slump, Fowler rallied for the following campaign, and showed a marked improvement in the second half of the 2004–05 in English football, scoring Robbie Fowler 150th Premiership goal in the 3–2 win over Norwich City F.C. on 28 February 2005. However, Robbie Fowler failure to convert a 90th minute penalty kick against Middlesbrough F.C. Mark Schwarzer in the final game of the season prevented Manchester City from gaining a place in the UEFA Europa League. Despite this, Fowler ended the season as the club's joint top goal scorer and gained the approval of the fans, finishing in the top three in the fans' Player of the Year poll. Fowler later described this as "one of the proudest achievements of my career".

Fowler had injury problems at the start of the 2005–06 in English football and rarely featured when fit, making just two substitute appearances in the first four months of the season. Robbie Fowler first start of the season came against Scunthorpe United F.C. in the FA Cup on 7 January 2006, in which Robbie Fowler scored a hat-trick. The following week Robbie Fowler scored Manchester City's third goal in their 3–1 win against local rivals Manchester United after coming on as substitute. However, Fowler made only one more appearance for Manchester City before returning to Liverpool on a free transfer.

Return to Liverpool

On 27 January 2006, Fowler rejoined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer, signing a contract until the end of the season. Fowler had remained a Liverpool fan after Robbie Fowler left the club; Robbie Fowler was in the Istanbul crowd when Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005.

The fans were overjoyed to learn that Fowler had returned; there were large banners in the game against Birmingham City F.C. which read 'God – number eleven, welcome back to heaven', with 'God' being Fowler's nickname while Robbie Fowler was previously at Liverpool.

Fowler's return against Birmingham City F.C. in February 2006 was labelled by the tabloid press as the stuff of fairytales, and Robbie Fowler himself said Robbie Fowler felt like "a kid waking up on Christmas morning every day". After Robbie Fowler return, Robbie Fowler had three goals ruled out for offside, before finally getting off the mark on 15 March 2006 in a home game against Fulham, the same opponents against which Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first ever goal for Liverpool 13 years earlier.

Fowler's next Liverpool goal, against West Bromwich Albion F.C., meant Robbie Fowler overtook Kenny Dalglish in the club's all time top scorers. Robbie Fowler resurgence continued as Robbie Fowler marked Robbie Fowler 31st birthday with a goal against Bolton Wanderers. Robbie Fowler made it four goals in five games when Robbie Fowler scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers F.C. on 16 April 2006. However, Fowler's fitness remained a concern. In March 2006, manager Rafael Benítez commented on Fowler's work and progress by saying, "to buy a Robbie Fowler who is fit and scoring goals would cost a lot, maybe £10m or more". Despite concerns about Robbie Fowler fitness, Fowler finished the 2005–06 in English football scoring on a more consistent basis than Liverpool's other strikers. In May 2006 Robbie Fowler was offered a new one year contract with the club, and celebrated by scoring the first goal in Liverpool's last league game of the season in a 3–1 away win at Portsmouth F.C.. It was Robbie Fowler final game of the season as Robbie Fowler was unable to take part in the club's 2006 FA Cup Final success due to being cup-tied.

Fowler featured rarely in Robbie Fowler final Liverpool season, making only six league starts. Bizarrely, all three of Robbie Fowler League goals were penalties against Sheffield United F.C.. Appearances in other competitions were more common due to Rafael Benítez's squad rotation system. On 25 October 2006 Fowler was named as Liverpool's Captain (association football) for the first time since Robbie Fowler return in a Football League Cup tie against Reading F.C., scoring just before half-time in a 4–3 win.

On 5 December, Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first two goals in the UEFA Champions League competition proper against Galatasaray S.K. (football team) (he had previously scored during a qualifying tie some six years prior against FC Haka), though Liverpool lost 3–2.

On 1 May 2007 Robbie Fowler was a substitute in the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea, brought on in the last few minutes of extra-time. Robbie Fowler set up an attack for Dirk Kuyt but the shot went straight at the Chelsea goalkeeper. The match went into a penalty shoot-out that Liverpool won. Fowler was due to take the fifth and final spot-kick, but the game had already ended when Kuyt slotted home Robbie Fowler winning penalty.

In what transpired to be Robbie Fowler last appearance for the club, against Charlton Athletic F.C. on 13 May, Fowler was given the captain's armband one final time. Robbie Fowler was substituted two minutes from the final whistle and given a standing ovation. Robbie Fowler finished Robbie Fowler second run as a Liverpool player with a UEFA Champions League runners-up medal, although Robbie Fowler was not named in either the starting eleven or the seven substitutes. Robbie Fowler became a free agent on 1 July having scored 183 goals in 369 appearances during Robbie Fowler two spells at the club. Robbie Fowler missed the season's opening fixtures due to a lack of fitness, making Robbie Fowler debut in a League Cup tie on 28 August. Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first two Cardiff goals on 22 September against Preston North End F.C., scoring with two headers. Fowler scored twice in Robbie Fowler next game, a third round League Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion F.C., which Cardiff won 4–2. This led to a fourth round tie against Fowler's former club Liverpool, at Anfield, but Cardiff were knocked out in a 2–1 defeat.

In November, Fowler travelled to Frankfurt, Germany to see Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, a specialist sports injuries doctor, to try and resolve a recurring hip problem that had left Robbie Fowler lacking fitness in early season fixtures for the Bluebirds. The treatment involved taking around twenty-eight injections into Robbie Fowler hip. Robbie Fowler returned to full training in late November and made Robbie Fowler comeback on 15 December as a late substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Bristol City F.C.. However Robbie Fowler went on to suffer another injury blow just days later after a mistimed tackle in training from club captain Darren Purse left Robbie Fowler with damaged ankle ligaments. Due to the new injury blow Cardiff and Fowler made plans for Robbie Fowler to go to Colorado, United States to undergo keyhole surgery on the hip problem, which had plagued Robbie Fowler in recent seasons, in the hope that it would finally resolve the problem.

On 17 January, it was announced that Fowler could miss the rest of the 2007–08 Cardiff City F.C. season for Cardiff after Robbie Fowler hip operation revealed that the injury was worse than previously thought. Surgeons were forced to perform a micro-fracture in order for the hip to heal properly. Despite this, Robbie Fowler attempted to make a comeback at the end of the season to play in the 2008 FA Cup Final against Portsmouth F.C. and was included in the 18-man match squad. However Robbie Fowler did not feature in the game in any way and thus did not receive a runners-up medal having not made an appearance in the competition.

Blackburn Rovers

Fowler was offered a new pay-as-you-play contract with Cardiff for the 2008–09 season in May 2008 and was expected to sign the contract. However, Robbie Fowler pulled out of the deal, preferring to accept an offer of a trial at Blackburn Rovers F.C. from former Liverpool colleague Paul Ince who'd just retired after a spell at Macclesfield Town F.C. & eventually went on to manage MK Dons & Notts County. The move left Cardiff manager Dave Jones (football manager) and chairman Peter Ridsdale furious after the club had assisted Fowler's rehabilitation throughout the summer. After training with Blackburn and appearing in a handful of friendlies Robbie Fowler was offered a six-month deal by the club to last until January, but Fowler turned down the deal due to it being a shorter offer than the previous one Robbie Fowler had rejected at Cardiff. After turning down the offer, Fowler made a shock enquiry about returning to Cardiff on the deal Robbie Fowler had originally turned down, prompting anger from supporters and a swift "no thanks" from the club.

Fowler concluded the trial period at Blackburn by agreeing to a three month pay-as-you-play deal. Robbie Fowler stated that Robbie Fowler was eager to return to the Premier League and that Robbie Fowler pre-existing relationship with Ince would not earn Robbie Fowler any preferential treatment. With a month left on Robbie Fowler contract at Blackburn, Fowler received interest from League Two side Grimsby Town F.C.. Fowler a noted friend of then Grimsby manager Mike Newell (footballer) had held talks at Blundell Park over a possible Player/Coach role with the club.

Robbie Fowler three month deal at Blackburn expired on 12 December, and after not being offered a new contract was released by the club, Robbie Fowler entered talks with new Australian A-League club North Queensland Fury FC.

North Queensland Fury

Fowler signed with the North Queensland Fury FC on 4 February 2009 and became their inaugural marquee player; with Robbie Fowler family relocating to Townsville, Queensland for the A-League 2009-10 of the A-League. It was an important signing for the new franchise who struggled to sign a marquee player, while some questioned whether Fowler would be able to cope with the heat and humidity of North Queensland.

Fowler made Robbie Fowler debut in July 2009 in a 2–1 preseason loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Perth, Western Australia after recovering from groin and hip complaints. Fowler was subsequently named North Queensland Fury's captain for the 2009/10 season and the first in the club's history. Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first A-League goal from a penalty kick in Robbie Fowler club's first competitive match against Sydney FC on Saturday 8 August 2009. In rounds four, five, and six Fowler scored Solo's Hyundai A-League Goal of the Week.

Shortly after Robbie Fowler arrival in Australia, it was reported in the British media that Fowler would be making a swift return to Robbie Fowler homeland and sign for Football League One side Tranmere Rovers F.C., who had just appointed Fowler's former Liverpool team mate John Barnes (footballer) as manager. However, Fowler was quick to dismiss talk of a quick return to England. When Barnes was dismissed three months later, it was reported that Tranmere had approached Fowler about becoming player-manager, but these reports too were dismissed.

Controversy erupted around Fowler after Robbie Fowler reportedly refused to play against the Brisbane Roar on 23 January after being named on the interchange bench for the clash. Robbie Fowler however returned to the starting line up for two of the last three games of the season.
On 15 June 2010, Fowler confirmed that Robbie Fowler is taking legal action over the ending of Robbie Fowler playing contract with North Queensland Fury. Robbie Fowler is suing the Fury and Football Federation Australia, which took over the running of the club.

Perth Glory

On 27 April 2010, it was announced that Fowler had agreed to become part of Glory's squad for the 2010–11 A-League season. Fowler reportedly ignored offers from Middle East clubs as well as Sydney FC to play in Perth. Robbie Fowler joined the Glory for pre-season training in mid-June, following World Cup sponsorship commitments. Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first goal for Perth on 29 August, a penalty against Melbourne Heart. Robbie Fowler followed this up with a headed goal the following week against the Wellington Phoenix. In the following match, Fowler's hat-trick gave the Glory a 3–1 victory against Melbourne Victory at the Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville. Fowler ended the year as top scorer for the club.

Muangthong United

On 7 July 2011 Fowler agreed to play with Muangthong United F.C., signing a one-year contract. In a press conference Robbie Fowler stated that the weather conditions of Nonthaburi should not be a problem as Robbie Fowler had played in Townsville and Perth, Western Australia. Robbie Fowler was quickly a hit with Muangthong fans and the Thai public in general; Robbie Fowler attended Thai national football team 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round against Oman wearing the national team's shirt. Robbie Fowler has since played a handful of scoreless games, both at the Yamaha Stadium (Thailand) and on the road in the AFC Cup 2011, until the Twin Qilins were eliminated from the competition by Al-Kuwait. Muangthong took action and sacked Henrique Calisto as Head Coach. A statement on the Muangthong website read: 'The Board have appointed Robbie Fowler as the acting Head Coach and terminate the contract of Portuguese boss Henrique Calisto. The contract is until the end of the season and the team must adapt to long-term goals if it is to succeed in Asia.' Thus making Robbie Player-coach of Muangthong United.

On 16 October 2011, Fowler scored Robbie Fowler first goal for MTU against Chiangrai United F.C.. Robbie Fowler took 250 minutes to score Robbie Fowler first goal in the Thai Premier League, and it was Robbie Fowler first ever goal as a player coach. Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler 250th club career goal on 21 December 2011 against TTM Phichit F.C.. On 4 January 2012, Robbie Fowler scored Robbie Fowler 251st club career goal in the 2011 Thai FA Cup quarter final against Sriracha F.C.. Three days later, Fowler scored Robbie Fowler 252nd club career goal in the semi final against Songkhla F.C..

On 1 March 2012 Blackpool F.C. manager Ian Holloway confirmed that Fowler was training with the Seasiders and that Robbie Fowler could earn a deal until the end of the season.

International career

Fowler has won 26 caps for England scoring 7 goals and has not been called to the England team since 2002.

Coaching career

Milton Keynes Dons

On returning to England, Robbie has worked with League One side Milton Keynes Dons on an ad-hoc basis to assist the club's coaching staff.
On 7 April 2011, Bury F.C. confirmed that Fowler would join their coaching staff for one week to assist Richie Barker.
Fowler briefly coached Liverpool's strikers in April 2011.

Non-football career

In association with long term friend Steve McManaman, Fowler has invested in several racehorses through a chattily named company The Macca and Growler Partnership, most notably 2003 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Celebration Chase
runner-up Seebald. In 2005, Fowler was listed as one of the 1,000 wealthiest Britons by the Sunday Times Rich List, with the paper estimating Robbie Fowler has a property portfolio of more than 80, while Robbie Fowler Robbie Fowler Sports Promotions company has been reported to have net assets of £1.58 million. Other business interests including a large property portfolio have resulted in Fowler's net wealth totaling £28 million. This gave rise to the affectionate Manchester City Football Club chant, We all live in a Robbie Fowler house, sung to the tune of Yellow Submarine (song).

In 2011, Fowler and McManaman participated in a Select World XI against Chechen people dictator Ramzan Kadyrov and Robbie Fowler select XI in a public relations fundraiser in the war torn nation's capital of Grozny. The match caused much press bewilderment in the western world, mainly due to Kadyrov's abysmal human rights record and known practices of torture and rape as weapons of rule. British press also cited the use of and payment of footballers to parade the event as particularly "evil", with The Guardian labelling it "Football's moment in Bed with Kadyrov".

Personal life

Fowler married wife Kerrie on 9 June 2001 in the town of Duns in Scotland. Together they have three daughters named Madison, Jaya, and Mackenzie, and one son, Jacob.


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