Former England international goalkeeper joins the Terriers
- Robert Green joins Huddersfield Town
- 37 year-old ‘keeper signs deal for rest of the season
- Comments from Head Coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town has completed the signing of former England international goalkeeper Robert Green after his contract at Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United was mutually terminated.
The 37 year-old has put pen to paper on a contract running until the end of the current 2017/18 season, with the Terriers having the option of a further year’s extension.
Green has made over 650 appearances during his 21-year career and was ever-present for Leeds United last season.
The ‘keeper has been capped 12 times by England and has Premier League experience with Norwich City, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers.
Rob will wear the number 28 shirt at Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner commented:
"I think it makes total sense to bring Rob Green in because after Jonas Lössl, who has done an excellent job so far, we have very young goalkeepers with Joel Coleman and Ryan Schofield.
“I have spoken to Paul Clements and we agreed that we wanted to add more experience to our goalkeeper group.
“I met Rob and he is a very experienced guy and a good guy. He knows the role I expect from him in the next 10 months he’ll be with us. I’m very happy he can join us.”
Born on 18 January 1980, Green came through the youth system at Norwich City, making his debut for the Club on 11 April 1999 keeping a clean sheet against Ipswich Town.
During the 2001/02 season, the ‘keeper established himself as the Canaries’ number one, appearing 41 times as the Club was beaten in the Play-Off Final by Birmingham City.
A string of consistent performances followed and two years later he was key to Norwich City’s promotion to the top flight of English football.
After eight years at Norwich City, Green left to join West Ham United in the Premier League. In his first season with the Hammers he kept nine clean sheers in 26 games and earned a place in England’s 2010 World Cup squad.
Well over 200 appearances followed for the Hammers before a move across the Premier League to Queens Park Rangers in 2012. He played for the London club for four years before a move to West Yorkshire to join Leeds United.