BURNLEY have paid tribute to club legend Jimmy Robson, who sadly passed away at the age of 82.

The forward was part of the Clarets’ last title-winning campaign as they triumphed in the First Division back in 1960.

He was also part of the 1962 Burnley side that reached the FA Cup final.

Burnley paid tribute to their former star on Twitter.

The club wrote: "We're saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy Robson this morning. 

"The Clarets legend won the First Division with Burnley in 1960 and made 242 appearances.

"The thoughts of everyone at Turf Moor are with Jimmy's family and friends."

Born in Pelton, County Durham, Robson joined Burnley in 1956 and went on to enjoy a nine-year stay at Turf Moor.

He famously scored the 100th ever goal in an FA Cup final when he netted during the 1962 showpiece.

The Clarets eventually lost 3-1 to Tottenham, who would go on to steal their First Division crown the following season.

Robson left Burnley for Blackpool in 1965 and took in stints at Barnsley and Bury before retiring in 1973.


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