ROBERT GREE

ROBERT GREEN



Born: 18 January 1980, Chertsey, England
Former clubs: Norwich City

England international goalkeeper Robert Green has become a popular figure at the Boleyn Ground since joining West Ham United from Norwich City in August 2006.

A fine shot-stopper, Green has become the club's undisputed No1 in recent seasons, while also becoming a regular member of the senior England squad.

Voted Hammer of the Year for the 2007/08 season, the goalkeeper has also finished as runner-up for the prestigious award on two occasions.

2011/12

Suffered a torn meniscus in his knee in the 1-0 home npower Championship defeat by Ipswich Town on 27 September 2011...Missed four matches with a knee injury, returning in the 3-2 home npower Championship win over Leicester City on 29 October 2011...Made his 200th league appearance for West Ham United in the 2-1 home npower Championship win over Nottingham Forest on 21 January 2012...Sent-off in the 4-1 npower Championship victory at Blackpool on 21 February 2012, but later had the red card overturned on appeal....Totalled 42 npower Championship appearances, all of them starts...Recorded 15 clean sheets in the npower Championship...Started both legs of the npower Championship Play-Off semi-final victory over Cardiff City...Won the club's Save of the Season award for his stop from Kenny Miller against Cardiff City on 4 March.

Robert Green

2010/11

Missed just one Barclays Premier League fixture, making 37 starts...Extended his streak of consecutive Premier League starts for the club to 143 matches before being forced to miss the 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers on 18 December 2010 through injury...Saved a penalty in the 3-1 home Premier League win over Wigan Athletic on 27 November 2010...Appeared in four FA Cup ties, saving a penalty from Matthew Etherington in the 2-1 sixth-round defeat at Stoke City...Appeared three times in West Ham United's run to the Carling Cup semi-finals...Kept seven clean sheets in 44 appearances in all competitions...Was voted Hammer of the Year runner-up for the second time...Won the Save of the Season award for his stop from Gareth Bale at Tottenham Hotspur on 19 March 2011.

Robert Green

2009/10

Started all 38 Premier League, two League Cup and one FA Cup matches, missing just 17 minutes of league action after falling ill during the 4-0 home defeat by Manchester United on 5 December…Kept eight clean sheets, all in the Premier League…Ended the season on a run of 126 consecutive Premier League starts for the club.

2008/09

Started all 38 Premier League and four FA Cup matches, as well as the League Cup second-round victory over Macclesfield Town…Rested for the League Cup third-round defeat at Watford…Kept 12 clean sheets in all competitions, including two in the FA Cup victories over Barnsley and Hartlepool United…Saved a penalty from Jason Roberts in the 4-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers on 30 September…Voted Hammer of the Year runner-up.

2007/08

Started all 38 Premier League and two FA Cup matches, as well as the League Cup fifth-round defeat by Everton…Rested for the League Cup victories over Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Coventry City…Kept eight clean sheets in all competitions, including one in a goalless FA Cup third-round draw with Manchester City…Saved penalties from Reading's Kevin Doyle on 1 September, Portsmouth's Benjani on 27 October and Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe on 25 November…Booked twice, receiving both yellow cards against Reading…Voted Hammer of the Year.

Robert Green

2006/07

Joined West Ham United from Norwich City on 16 August for £2m…Made his debut in the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on 22 October…Lost his place to Roy Carroll between 6 January and 3 February, missing six matches, but returned to start the final 12 Premier League matches of the season as the Hammers escaped relegation…Produced a stunning man of the match display in the 1-0 Premier League win at Arsenal on 7 April…Started 26 Premier League matches, as well as the 2-1 League Cup third-round defeat at Chesterfield…Signed a new five-year-contract in summer 2007.

Before West Ham United

Came through the Norwich City youth system…Made his first-team debut for Norwich in the goalless home draw with Ipswich Town on 11 April 1999…Totalled 241 appearances for Norwich in all competitions over eight seasons…Was an ever-present as Norwich won the Division One title and promotion to the Premier League in 2003/04.

Robert Green

International career

Capped at U16, U17, U18 and B levels before becoming the 1,140th player to appear for England at senior level…Called up for the first time by Sven Goran Eriksson for the 1-1 friendly draw with Sweden in Gothenburg on 31 March 2004, when he was named as an unused substitute…Named in nine squads before making his England debut as a half-time substitute in the 3-2 friendly victory over Colombia at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA on 31 May 2005…Missed the 2006 FIFA World Cup after rupturing a groin muscle in B international against Belarus at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, on 25 May 2006…Earned second cap under Fabio Capello as half-time substitute in 2-0 friendly defeat by Spain in Seville on 11 February 2009…Started four of England's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, away to Kazakhstan and Ukraine and home to Andorra and Croatia…Sent-off in 1-0 qualifying defeat by Ukraine in Dnepropetrovsk on 10 October 2009…Started England's opening 2010 FIFA World Cup Group C 1-1 draw with the United States in Rustenburg on 12 June...Called into the England squad for the 2012 UEFA European Championship qualifier in Montenegro in October 2011...Called into the England squad for the home friendly international against Netherlands in February 2012...Named in England's 23-man squad for the 2012 UEFA European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine...Started England's 1-0 international friendly win over Norway in Oslo on 26 May 2012.

Any other business

Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the charity AMREF in summer 2008, while also visiting various locations in Kenya and Tanzania…Is a keen fan of non-league club Woking.