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Robbie Simpson joined Exeter City in the summer of 2016 having left Cambridge United.
The 31-year-old striker started his career on schoolboy terms at Norwich City, before joining non-league side Cambridge City in 2002. He then joined neighbours Cambridge United where he managed to combine playing with studying full-time at Loughborough University for a degree in sports science and maths.
While at University, Robbie linked up with Paul Tisdale for the first time. He was part of Paul’s England Universities team that won the British Universities title in 2006. It was a competition that Robbie would win three times during his time as a student, but he also picked up the golden boot in the time Tis managed the side and the player and manager have kept in contact ever since.
After completing his degree, and scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances for Cambridge United, Robbie joined Ian Dowie’s Coventry City at the start of 2007/08 season.
Following a two-year spell at the Ricoh Arena, which began with a goal five minutes into his debut match against Notts County, Robbie left Coventry to join Huddersfield Town in June 2009.
He joined Oldham United after that – and scored a spectacular strike in the third round of the FA Cup against Liverpool – before signing for Leyton Orient and then rejoining Cambridge United in the summer of 2014.
Robbie’s first goal for City came in a 3-2 win over Colchester United at the start of September. He also set up a successful business called Life After Professional Sport.
It is a career guidance platform aimed at helping professional sports people find a new career once they retire. It has also received praise from Richard Branson.