Robert Fowler was born on 9 April 1975 and is an English football manager and former player, who most recently managed East Bengal in the Indian Super League.
93 Facts About Robbie Fowler
Robbie Fowler is best known for his time at Liverpool, initially from 1993 to 2001.
Robbie Fowler 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.
Robbie Fowler subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.
Robbie Fowler played there for a year before transferring to Blackburn Rovers on a short-term deal.
Robbie Fowler was capped for England 26 times, scoring 7 goals.
Robbie Fowler was included in England's squads for Euro 1996, Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Socially aware, Robbie 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.
Robbie Fowler was born in Toxteth, Liverpool, and brought up in the inner city area of Liverpool.
Robbie Fowler lived in Toxteth at the time of the 1981 Toxteth riots, when he was six years old.
Robbie Fowler signed as a youth team player on leaving school in the summer of 1991, signing professional terms on his 17th birthday, 9 April 1992.
Robbie Fowler's first involvement with the Liverpool first team came on 13 January 1993, when he was an unused substitute in an FA Cup third round tie against Bolton Wanderers.
Robbie Fowler scored all five goals in the second leg at Anfield two weeks later, making him the fourth player in Liverpool's history to score five in a senior fixture.
Robbie Fowler scored his first league hat-trick against Southampton on 30 October 1993 in only his fifth league game.
Robbie Fowler was unable to sustain his goal-a-game ratio throughout the season, but finished his first season as the club's second top scorer with 18 goals in all competitions, Ian Rush had scored 19.
Robbie Fowler's record stood for twenty years until broken by Sadio Mane on 16 May 2015 for Southampton against Aston Villa, who scored three goals in two minutes and 56 seconds.
Robbie Fowler scored braces against Aston Villa, Ipswich Town, Chelsea and Norwich City in the league that season.
Robbie Fowler sealed this reputation as he 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 his first three full seasons in England scoring 98 goals with a total of 116 in just over three years.
Robbie Fowler received a call-up to the full England squad and won his first cap on 27 March 1996 as a substitute in a friendly against Bulgaria.
Robbie Fowler's first start at international level was against Croatia which was the England game following his substitute appearance.
Robbie Fowler was part of the England squad for Euro 1996, making two appearances in the tournament.
Robbie Fowler was part of a group of Liverpool players from the mid-1990s who were dubbed "The Spice Boys" 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 Robbie Fowler was dating Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
Robbie Fowler received a four-match suspension from the FA for this incident.
Robbie Fowler scored 17 goals, appeared in three finals, and lifted three trophies in a unique cup treble.
Liverpool went on to win the trophy on penalties, with Robbie Fowler scoring Liverpool's fifth in the shootout.
Robbie Fowler picked up the Alan Hardaker Man of the Match award and lifted the trophy.
Robbie Fowler's season picked up from there as he scored several important goals including one against runaway champions Manchester United and a free kick in the FA Cup semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers.
Robbie Fowler featured as a substitute in the 2001 FA Cup Final coming on as a 77th-minute replacement for Vladimir Smicer.
Robbie Fowler raised the trophy along with Sami Hyypia and Jamie Redknapp.
Robbie Fowler scored seven minutes later but Alaves equalised before full-time and Liverpool eventually won with a golden goal, an own goal, in the 116th minute.
Robbie Fowler maintains that Houllier forced him out of Liverpool, and accused Houllier of pressuring the Liverpool Echo newspaper to use its influence to turn opinion against him.
Robbie Fowler made his Leeds debut in an away game against Fulham in December 2001, the same ground where he had made his Liverpool debut eight years earlier.
Robbie Fowler scored 12 goals in the remainder of the season, helping Leeds to a UEFA Cup qualifying place.
Robbie Fowler was included in the England squad for the 2002 World Cup, but only made one appearance, coming on as a substitute in a second-round win over Denmark.
Robbie Fowler initially turned down the move and a dispute between Manchester City manager Kevin Keegan and chairman David Bernstein over whether the transfer should take place due to medical concerns resulted in Bernstein leaving the club.
Robbie Fowler made his Manchester City debut against West Bromwich Albion on 1 February 2003, but made a poor start to his Manchester City career, scoring just two goals in the remainder of the season.
Robbie Fowler later described this as "one of the proudest achievements of my career".
Robbie Fowler's first start of the season came against Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup on 7 January 2006, in which he scored a hat-trick.
However, Robbie Fowler made only one more appearance for Manchester City before returning to Liverpool on a free transfer.
On 27 January 2006, Robbie Fowler rejoined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer, signing a contract until the end of the season.
Robbie Fowler had remained a Liverpool fan after he left the club; he was in the Istanbul crowd when Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005.
Robbie Fowler's resurgence continued as he marked his 31st birthday with a goal against Bolton Wanderers.
Robbie Fowler featured rarely in his final Liverpool season, making only six league starts.
Robbie Fowler set up an attack for Dirk Kuyt but the shot went straight at the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Robbie Fowler was due to take the fifth and final spot-kick, but the game had already ended when Kuyt slotted home his winning penalty.
Robbie Fowler was substituted two minutes from the final whistle and given a standing ovation.
Robbie Fowler finished his second run as a Liverpool player with a UEFA Champions League runners-up medal, although he was not named in either the starting eleven or the seven substitutes.
On 21 July 2007 Robbie Fowler signed a two-year contract to play for Cardiff City.
Robbie Fowler did not feature in the game in and thus did not receive a runners-up medal having not made an appearance in the competition.
Robbie Fowler concluded the trial period at Blackburn by agreeing to a three-month pay-as-you-play deal.
Robbie Fowler stated that he was eager to return to the Premier League and that his pre-existing relationship with Ince would not earn him any preferential treatment.
Robbie Fowler scored his first A-League goal from a penalty kick in his club's first competitive match against Sydney FC on Saturday 8 August 2009.
In rounds four, five, and six Robbie Fowler scored Solo's Hyundai A-League Goal of the Week.
Shortly after his arrival in Australia, it was reported in the British media that Robbie Fowler would be making a swift return to his homeland and sign for League One side Tranmere Rovers, who had just appointed Robbie Fowler's former Liverpool teammate John Barnes as manager.
However, Robbie 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 Robbie Fowler about becoming player-manager, but these reports too were dismissed.
Robbie Fowler ended the season collecting a hat-trick of awards at the club's end-of-season awards night, he was awarded the club's Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and the Golden Boot as top goal scorer.
On 15 June 2010, Robbie Fowler confirmed that he was taking legal action over the ending of his playing contract with North Queensland Fury.
Robbie Fowler was suing the Fury and Football Federation Australia, which took over the running of the club.
Robbie Fowler reportedly ignored offers from Middle East clubs as well as Sydney FC to play in Perth.
Robbie Fowler followed this up with a headed goal the following week against the Wellington Phoenix.
On returning to England, Robbie Fowler briefly 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 confirmed that Robbie Fowler would join their coaching staff for a week to assist Richie Barker.
On 7 July 2011, Robbie Fowler agreed to play with Muangthong United, signing a one-year contract.
Robbie Fowler was quickly a hit with Muangthong fans and the Thai public in general; he attended Thailand's World Cup Qualifier against Oman wearing the national team's shirt.
Robbie Fowler has since played a handful of scoreless games, both at the Yamaha Stadium and on the road in the AFC Cup, until the Twin Qilins were eliminated from the competition by Al-Kuwait.
On 16 October 2011, after 250 minutes of play, Robbie Fowler scored his first goal for MTU against Chiangrai.
Robbie Fowler scored his 250th club career goal on 21 December 2011 against TTM Phichit.
On 28 February 2012, Robbie Fowler announced he had left the club following Slavisa Jokanovic's appointment as coach.
On 1 March 2012, Blackpool manager Ian Holloway confirmed that Robbie Fowler was training with the Seasiders and that he could earn a deal until the end of the season.
Robbie Fowler was on a six-man shortlist and interviewed for the vacant manager's job at Conference side Macclesfield Town in May 2013, but caretaker manager John Askey was eventually appointed on a full-time basis.
Robbie Fowler featured in Steven Gerrard's testimonial match against Olympiacos FC on 3 August 2013.
Robbie Fowler came off the bench in the 73rd minute to a warm reception from Liverpool fans, but failed to score a goal.
On 21 April 2014, Robbie Fowler featured in a charity match to commemorate the lives of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough Disaster.
Robbie Fowler did not play in the tournament as England were eliminated in the group stages.
England qualified for the World Cup, and after scoring in friendlies against Italy and Cameroon, Robbie Fowler was selected in Sven-Goran Eriksson's 23-man squad for the tournament in South Korea and Japan.
Robbie Fowler won a total of 26 caps for England and scored 7 goals.
On 1 October 2011, Robbie Fowler was appointed as the manager of Muangthong United, where he was already an existing player.
In October 2013, it was announced that Robbie Fowler would be taking up a coaching role with Liverpool's academy.
On 9 September 2014, it was reported that Robbie Fowler had applied for the vacant managerial role at his former club Leeds United.
Independently, Robbie Fowler won the league's Coach of the Month accolade for January and February 2020.
Robbie Fowler married wife Kerrie on 9 June 2001 in the town of Duns, Scottish Borders in Scotland.
Robbie Fowler is a supporter of Liverpool FC and regularly attends matches at Anfield.
On 2 September 2005, Robbie Fowler released a book called Robbie Fowler: My Autobiography, about his time as a footballer and the issues surrounding him.
In June 2008, Fowler participated alongside McManaman in Steve Nash and Claudio Reyna's Showdown in Chinatown, an 8-on-8 charity football game at Sara D Roosevelt Park in Manhattan with McManaman making five of the goals, including one for Fowler.
In 2019, Robbie Fowler featured in the first season of ITV show Harry's Heroes, which featured former football manager Harry Redknapp attempting get a squad of former England international footballers back fit and healthy for a game against Germany legends.
In 2021 Robbie Fowler competed in the Legends Tour Celebrity Series of golf tournaments for charity.
Robbie Fowler has previously held charity golf days to raise money for charities including The Ichthyosis Support Group.
Robbie Fowler's godson suffers from the rare genetic skin condition ichthyosis, for which there is no cure.
Robbie Fowler is a cousin of boxer and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anthony Robbie Fowler.