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Real Name: Robert Williams
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 12st
Born: 12/04/1979(Liverpool)

Robbie WilliamsA one time Southport FC Youth team player, from whom he represented Liverpool FA, Robbie signed for Accrington Stanley in July 1999 from Liverpool Combination side St Dominics with whom he had clinched both the Championship and the Lancashire Amateur Cup.
After a successful 10 year career during which he helped Accrington to three promotions and ultimately a "return" to the football league, in July 2009 the FA banned Williams for 8 months his part in a betting scandal. Williams become one of four ex Accrington Stanley players, who will go down in history as the first players the FA has ever banned for betting on their own matches.
Williams joined Southport upon conclusion of his ban.
The charges followed concerns from bookmakers with Williams alledged to have bet in the region of 1000 on his side to lose the Bury vs Accrington match nearly 10 months earlier.
Betfair, took 281,000 on Accrington Stanley to lose around 14 times more than it would normally expect. William Hill suspended betting when large stakes were still being wagered even when the odds had been cut to 10/11 on a Bury win.

Most matches at a similar level on the same weekend saw a total of around 20,000 being staked. The FA changed the referee and assistants at the last minute amid the concerns.

The FA statement conerning Williams read:
Mr Robert Williams:

a. Whilst an Accrington Stanley player bet on the outcome of Accrington Stanley v Bury on 3 May 2008.

The Regulatory Commission found the charge proven and Mr Williams was fined 3,500 and suspended immediately from all football and football activities for a period of 8 months.




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2009/2010 000
2010/2011 3340
Total 33 4 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/2011 LeagueA KETTERING TOWN 1 - 3
25/04/2011 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
23/04/2011 LeagueA TAMWORTH 1 - 0
16/04/2011 LeagueH CRAWLEY TOWN 0 - 4
09/04/2011 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 6
05/04/2011 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
02/04/2011 LeagueH EASTBOURNE BOROUGH 1 - 3
29/03/2011 LeagueA ALTRINCHAM 1 - 1
26/03/2011 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 2 - 1
23/03/2011 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/2011 LeagueA KETTERING TOWN 1 - 3
25/04/2011 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
23/04/2011 LeagueA TAMWORTH 1 - 0
16/04/2011 LeagueH CRAWLEY TOWN 0 - 4
09/04/2011 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 6
05/04/2011 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
02/04/2011 LeagueH EASTBOURNE BOROUGH 1 - 3
23/03/2011 Liverpool Senior Cup / SFA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
19/03/2011 LeagueA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 2 - 2
08/03/2011 Liverpool Senior Cup / QFH CAMMELL LAIRD 3 - 0
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