sport news Burnley legend Jimmy Robson passes away aged 82 after battle with Alzheimer's

sport news Burnley legend Jimmy Robson passes away aged 82 after battle with Alzheimer's
sport news Burnley legend Jimmy Robson passes away aged 82 after battle with Alzheimer's
Burnley legend Jimmy Robson passes away aged 82 after battle with Alzheimer's as he becomes the seventh member of the Clarets' 1960 title-winning side to die from the brain disease Former Burnley and Blackpool star Jimmy Robson has died at the age of 82  The former inside-forward was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2015  His daughter Dany has urged the PFA to do more to support former players  

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Tributes have been paid to Burnley legend and Championship winner Jimmy Robson, who has passed away at the age of 82.

Born in Pelton, County Durham, Robson was persuaded by a school teacher to follow his dream of being a footballer after he had told him he was set for a career down the pit.

A trial with Sunderland was arranged before he joined Burnley aged 15.

Former Burnley star Jimmy Robson has died at the age of 82 after a fight with Alzheimer's

Former Burnley star Jimmy Robson has died at the age of 82 after a fight with Alzheimer's 

After making his debut at 17, Robson, who started his career as an inside forward and ended it as a centre half, was a key part of Burnley’s

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