Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 10
Born: 12/04/1979 (Liverpool)
A 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.
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,
Games where player was named on the team sheet
|30/04/2011||League||A||KETTERING TOWN||1 - 3|
|25/04/2011||League||H||DARLINGTON||1 - 1|
|23/04/2011||League||A||TAMWORTH||1 - 0|
|16/04/2011||League||H||CRAWLEY TOWN||0 - 4|
|09/04/2011||League||A||LUTON TOWN||0 - 6|
|05/04/2011||League||A||MANSFIELD TOWN||2 - 2|
|02/04/2011||League||H||EASTBOURNE BOROUGH||1 - 3|
|29/03/2011||League||A||ALTRINCHAM||1 - 1|
|26/03/2011||League||H||LUTON TOWN||2 - 1|
|23/03/2011||Liverpool Senior Cup / SF||A||TRANMERE ROVERS||2 - 0|
|19/03/2011||League||A||RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS||2 - 2|
|12/03/2011||League||H||CAMBRIDGE UNITED||1 - 1|
|08/03/2011||Liverpool Senior Cup / QF||H||CAMMELL LAIRD||3 - 0|
|01/02/2011||League||H||GRIMSBY TOWN||2 - 2|
|29/01/2011||League||H||YORK CITY||4 - 0|
|21/01/2011||League||A||AFC WIMBLEDON||0 - 5|
|18/01/2011||League||H||WREXHAM||0 - 1|
|11/01/2011||FA Trophy / 1R||H||GATESHEAD||0 - 1|
|08/01/2011||League||H||NEWPORT COUNTY||2 - 1|
|03/01/2011||League||H||GATESHEAD||5 - 1|
|01/01/2011||League||A||BARROW||1 - 1|
|28/12/2010||League||A||FLEETWOOD TOWN||0 - 2|
|14/12/2010||FA Trophy / 1||A||GATESHEAD||2 - 2|
|20/11/2010||League||A||NEWPORT COUNTY||0 - 2|
|13/11/2010||League||H||BATH CITY||2 - 3|
|09/11/2010||Lancashire Junior Cup / 1||H||BARROW||2 - 0|
|07/11/2010||FA Cup / 1||H||SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY||2 - 5|
|29/10/2010||League||H||KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS||2 - 2|
|23/10/2010||FA Cup / 4Q||A||WREXHAM||2 - 1|
|16/10/2010||League||A||GRIMSBY TOWN||1 - 1|
|09/10/2010||League||H||KETTERING TOWN||1 - 2|
|05/10/2010||League||A||HISTON||1 - 2|
|02/10/2010||League||H||TAMWORTH||2 - 1|
|28/09/2010||League||H||HAYES & YEADING||0 - 0|
|25/09/2010||League||A||DARLINGTON||0 - 1|
|21/09/2010||League||A||WREXHAM||1 - 2|
|18/09/2010||League||H||RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS||2 - 2|
|11/09/2010||League||H||MANSFIELD TOWN||1 - 2|
|07/09/2010||League||A||GATESHEAD||0 - 1|
|04/09/2010||League||A||FOREST GREEN ROVERS||0 - 0|
|28/08/2010||League||H||FLEETWOOD TOWN||1 - 0|
|24/08/2010||League||H||ALTRINCHAM||1 - 0|
|21/08/2010||League||A||CAMBRIDGE UNITED||0 - 0|
|17/08/2010||League||A||KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS||4 - 3|
|14/08/2010||League||H||AFC WIMBLEDON||0 - 1|
|03/04/2010||League / Conference North||A||HARROGATE TOWN||3 - 2|
|27/03/2010||League / Conference North||H||VAUXHALL MOTORS||3 - 0|