The story of one young African boy's journey to UK Premiership soccer stardom.
From the Zambian plains to Wembley, this is the story of the boy who was born to be a Bluebird. Earnie follows Robert Earnshaw’s journey from the Zambian village where he was born to Bedwas, where he was spotted playing for the B-team of his local club when he was 12 years old. At 16 he joined Cardiff City on a YTS training scheme to become one of the club’s top scorers. He reflects on his Welsh success and reveals why Cardiff will always have a special place in his heart.
About the Author
Known to the fans as ‘Earnie’, Robert Earnshaw is one of Cardiff City’s top scorers. Born in Mufulira, Zambia, he moved to Bedwas, south Wales, with his Welsh mother in 1985. He began his professional career with Cardiff City in 1998. During his first spell at Cardiff he scored 105 goals. He made his international debut for Wales in 2002. Moving up the divisions Earnie became Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's top scorer before signing for Norwich City, Derby County then Nottingham Forest. In 2011 he returned to Cardiff City. He lives in Cardiff.