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Robbie Earnshaw on THAT famous quiz question

20 April 2020

The lockdown period has seen virtual quizzes become more popular than ever, and there's a certain question which is sure to crop up when it comes to the sports round...

Who has scored a hat-trick in the Premier League, all three EFL divisions, the FA cup, League Cup and at international level? 

The answer, of course, is former Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest striker, Robbie Earnshaw.

It's an achievement which remains unmatched by any other player, and one Earnshaw is extremely proud of.

"People all over the world talk to me about that stat! People always remind me, everywhere I go," he says, speaking on the Official EFL Podcast.

"I’ve spent some time playing and coaching abroad and I’ve always been reminded of it, but I’m thankful for it. It’s not common, and it’s not just one or two goals. My art is scoring goals, so if you can leave something unique when it comes to your art, that’s special.

"I enjoy it, and I hear it always comes up in pub quizzes, so it’s unique. I don’t know if it will be done again with the way the game is now, but let’s see! It’s one of the things I look back on most fondly.

"When you achieve something unique, it’s great, and in my case it was scoring goals. You become remembered by that team and that club, and it’s great.

"I’m a romantic of the game and enjoyed watching all kinds of football, so to become a player and play in the EFL and in different countries and break records was fantastic."

You can listen to part one of Robbie's podcast episode in full here.

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