Robert Paul Green
(born 18 January 1980) is an English footballer
who plays for West Ham United
and for the English national team
as a goalkeeper
Born in Chertsey
, Green came through the youth system
at Norwich City
and made his first team
debut on 11 April 1999 keeping a clean sheet in the 0–0 local derby draw against Ipswich Town
at Carrow Road
. However, first-team opportunities were restricted by the presence of first-choice goalkeeper Andy Marshall
and it was not until Marshall's departure in the summer of 2001 that Green was able to establish himself as first choice goalkeeper for Norwich.
He was a star of the 2001–02 season
play off campaign which culminated in a final loss to Birmingham City
on penalties. During the extra time period of this match Green pulled off a top class save from Geoff Horsfield
from point blank range. Commentating for ITV, Ron Atkinson mentioned of Green's heroics; "You talk about Robert Green being a promising young keeper, well that's as good a save as you'll see this season."
The following season Green was an ever present in a Norwich side that finished in a disappointing 8th position in the Championship
table, missing out on the play offs by two places. Green made an impressive tally of 19 clean sheets during the campaign, beating the previous season's effort of 18.
By 2003 Green was a key figure... Read More