Who is ITV pundit Robert Earnshaw? What teams did he play for?

FORMER Wales international Robert Earnshaw is set to appear as a pundit for ITV’s live coverage of Euro 2020.

The 40-year-old represented Wales 59 times between 2002 and 2012, scoring on sixteen occasions for his country.

Earnshaw was born in Zambia but moved to Wales in 1990 after the death of his father

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Earnshaw will appear as a pundit on ITV alongside the likes of Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville, Patrick Vieira and will provide analysis and insight of Wales’ games.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder and fellow Welsh international Joe Ledley will also be part of ITV’s Euro 2020 pundit team to offer his thoughts of Wales’ games.

Incredibly Robert Earnshaw is the ONLY player ever to have scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, all three divisions of the English Football League, the League Cup, the FA Cup, and for his country in an international match.

Earnshaw made over 100 appearances for both Cardiff and Nottingham Forest

Who did Robert Earnshaw play for?

  • 1998-2004 – Cardiff City (183 apps)
  • 2000 – Greencock Morton (loan, 3 apps)
  • 2004-2006 – West Brom (43 apps)
  • 2006-2007 – Norwich City (45 apps)
  • 2007-2008 – Derby County (22 apps)
  • 2008-2011 – Nottingham Forest (113 apps)
  • 2011-2013 – Cardiff City (loan, 19 apps)
  • 2012-2013 – Maccabi Tel Aviv (loan, 10 apps)
  • 2013 – Toronto FC (26 apps)
  • 2014 – Blackpool (1 app)
  • 2015 – Vancouver Whitecaps (9 apps)
  • 2015 – Whitecaps FC 2 (loan, 3 apps)
  • 2002 – 2012 – Wales (59 apps)
Earnshaw in action for Wales during a 2010 World Cup qualifier

Earnshaw made over 400 clubs appearances in a career spanning seventeen years, playing a whopping 166 times in the Championship and scoring 66 goals.

He also made 65 Premier League appearances and bagged thirteen goals during his time in the top flight.

Earnshaw was named Welsh footballer of the year in 2004

Earnshaw is likely to be in the studio for Wales’ first game of Euro 2020 on ITV- a Group A clash against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in what is the final game of the group stage.

Speaking to ITV’s live coverage of Euro 2020 on what he’s most excited about for the tournament, Earnshaw said:

“I think for me it’s having the fans there, having an energy, an atmosphere in a stadium, a major celebration of football, and I think that’s what I’m looking forward to most.

For me being a striker, I’m excited for goals. I want to see as many goals as possible, I want to see exciting football, and I want to be entertained. I think we could see a real exhibition of football.”

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