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Robbie Foy

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Full nameRobbie Foy
Playing positionWinger

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Robbie Foy (born 28 October 1985 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a professional football player.

Foy attended Oxgangs Primary School and Firrhill High School, and played for youth club Hutchison Vale, before making the move down south and signing for Liverpool in 2000. Beforehand, he had spells at Hibernian and Rangers, and was at the top of every Scottish clubs shopping list and was regarded by many as, one of the "hottest young properties in Britain".

Before moving to Liverpool, reports were, that Foy attracted interest from not only Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, but a host of top European clubs also, including Atlético Madrid and Lyon.

Foy came through the ranks at the Liverpool Academy and began training full-time at Melwood as he was a sensation during the 2003 04 season. He made his senior debut as a substitute during the pre-season win over Wrexham in July 2004, replacing Harry Kewell at half-time. He was also a substitute, albeit unused, for the first team during the Carling Cup win over Tottenham.

He is traditionally a winger and has the ability to play on the right wing as well as a striker, but most see him at his best on the left side of midfield.

Foy finished the 2004 05 season at Chester City with a three-month loan spell, having been signed by Liverpool legend Ian Rush. This move allowed Foy to gain first-team experience, although he failed to find the net for the Blues, however he did help them avoid relegation.

In August 2005 Foy was again sent out on loan, this time for a five-month spell at Wrexham, scoring 3 league goals in total. He made 12 appearances for Liverpool reserves during the 2005-06 season, scoring 3 goals. He was given a free transfer by Liverpool in May 2006 [1].

His agent throughout his time at Liverpool, ironically, happened to be Liverpool's greatest ever player - Kenny Dalglish.

Foy undertook a trial with SPL side Dunfermline Athletic during July 2006, but failed to gain a contract due to financial circumstances.[2] At the end of July Foy, a Scottish U21 international, undertook a trial with Grimsby Town; he impressed during their final friendly match vs Leeds United, but yet again, financial circumstances stopped negotiations. He signed for Scunthorpe United in August 2006, but was released by Scunthorpe United at the end of the 2006 07 season by new manager Nigel Adkins after struggling to command a place in the side in their League One championship season.

His career since then though, has been plagued by injury.

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