Neil Robinson (born 18 November 1979) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Skelmersdale United. He is the son of former professional footballer Neil Robinson.
Starting his career at Prescot Cables, Neil quickly impressed, scoring 43 goals for the Northern Premier League side in just one season, leading to interest from league clubs.
Neil was signed up by David Moss for Macclesfield Town, for a fee of £12,000, but his stay at Moss Rose was to be hampered with injury, and he was shipped out to Leigh RMI and Southport, and he impressed in the latter.
Liam Watson was quick to secure a permanent deal for Robinson, and he played a major part in getting the club in an entry position for the newly created Conference North, scoring 15 goals in just 15 games in his first season with Southport in the Unibond Premier Division.
Next season Neil was to play a smaller role, with Steve Daly and Terry Fearns ahead of him in the pecking order, but he still played a part, and was a member of the 2004/2005 Conference North winning Southport team.
After helping keep Southport in the Conference National in the 2005/2006 season, much of the relegation survival squad left unable to make the transition to full time, including Neil.
Robinson was to become a cult hero, and fan favourite at Southport with his important goals, his fondness with the fans, and for his famous mullet hair style.
Neil followed ex-Southport manager, Liam Watson to Burscough, in the Unibond Premier, in a deal involving Kevin Leadbetter and Neil Fitzhenry, with Tony Gray heading the opposite way to Haig Avenue.
Here, Robinson was a pivotal player in Burscough's treble winning season, which saw them promoted to the Conference North.
In October 2007, "Robbo" rejoined Southport, for an undisclosed fee, after Peter Davenport has reportedly been impressed with him. He signed a full time contract with the Sandgrounders. After his first season back with the 'port, and 6 league goals for the club, it appeared Robinson would be moving on, after the club accepted a bid from fellow Conference North club Droyslden. However he rejected a contract at "the bloods", to stay at Southport and fight for his place.
In February 2009, Robinson was released from Southport and scored 50 goals in 50 games and duly signed for Skelmersdale United