Robbie joined the Rams for £1.5 million in the 2008 January transfer window after a three year spell at Blackburn Rovers. His first season at the Midlands club ended in relegation which led to much speculation over the future of Robbie’s career.
Struggling to get any first team football under manager Paul Jewell, Robbie was loaned out to Brighton and it appeared his Derby career was over, but a change of managers meant Robbie was given the chance to prove his quality - which he duly did.
New boss, Nigel Clough made him first choice in midfield and Robbie hasn’t looked back.
Last season he played in all but one of every competitive match for Derby County and signed a one-year extension keeping him at Pride Park for another season.
At the end of the 2009/10 season Robbie had made 95 appearances in total for the Rams so far, scoring three goals along the way and winning the player of the season award for good measure.
Robbie hung up his boots at the end of the 2010/2011 season after 17 years and 631 appearances.
During a frustrating time out of the first-team picture at Derby, Robbie went out on loan to Brighton for a month. He made six appearances in his short spell with the Seagulls in League 1.
After leaving City in the January transfer window, Robbie joined Blackburn Rovers for a personal record transfer fee of £3 million.
Robbie played 76 games for Rovers scoring one goal during his three year spell. In January 2007 Robbie suffered a broken leg was left on the sidelines as he continued his rehabilitation.
After returning from the injury, Robbie struggled to regain his place in the team as he found matchday opportunities difficult to come by and finally left the Ewood Park club in 2008.
Debut: Aug 2002
In 2002, Robbie joined newly-promoted Birmingham City for £1.25 million.
Robbie played well in his time at Birmingham, scoring 11 goals in 82 league games, his best ratio of goals to games to date.
Robbie was signed by Martin O’Neil for £400,000 in July 1997 and soon made his name as a reliable, competitive and fiery midfielder. In 1999 City reached the League Cup Final and narrowly lost out to Tottenham Hotspur.
However the very next year, Robbie was back at Wembley and managed to go one better, as Leicester beat Tranmere 2-1 to lift the trophy.
He made 172 appearances for the Foxes, scoring eight goals. Robbie lifted the first and only major trophy of his career so far during this spell.
Debut: Aug 1994
After failing to make any first team appearances at United, Robbie joined Crewe Alexandra. He switched to midfield and helped them to reach the Division Two Play-Offs in his first two seasons at the club.
Robbie made it third time lucky by sealing promotion via the Play-Offs in 1997 and decided to move on after making 77 appearances in total and scoring 10 goals.
Robbie started his career as a striker at Manchester United and was part of the side that went on to win the FA Youth Cup in 1992.
The team also included a certain David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt.