Robin Bairner

Robin Bairner

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Robin Bairner is an eminent digital football journalist who has been writing about the sport for major global publishers since 2006, specialising in Ligue 1 and Scottish football. He has been chief editor of the FootballTransfers global edition since its launch in 2020. Previously Bairner had been a key member of the editorial team which helped Goal.com become the world’s biggest football website. He covered multiple major competitions as a correspondent for Goal including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he had the opportunity to work in Fortaleza. Among his highlights of the competition was Brazil’s quarter-final victory over Colombia.

Two years later, Robin was heavily involved at Euro 2016 as he reported on France’s run to the final, while at Russia 2018 he was Goal’s Ekaterinburg correspondent. These roles not only allowed him to develop a written profile, but also provided the opportunity to work on camera.

Writing about football has always been a passion and Robin has produced notable features on a freelance basis for highly creditable publications such as The Blizzard and When Saturday Comes.

On top of this, Bairner has published exclusive transfer news on several of the world game’s leading players, including Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.

Articles from Robin Bairner

Moises Caicedo, Chelsea, Cheick Doucoure, Crystal Palace, 2023/24
  • 28 Feb 2024

Doucoure deal denies Arsenal and Man Utd a Caicedo-standard upgrade

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Carabao Cup 2023/24
  • 28 Feb 2024

‘Kids in age but Liverpool players in talent’ – Klopp’s glowing tribute to Carabao Cup heroes

Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, 2023/24
  • 28 Feb 2024

The next Salah? Newcastle and Tottenham want Bundesliga striker better than Kane

Marcus Rashford, Erik ten Hag, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 28 Feb 2024

Man Utd’s Rashford replacements as Ten Hag relationship ‘beyond repair’

Strasbourg winger Angelo, on loan from Chelsea, 2023/24
  • 28 Feb 2024

Chelsea’s forgotten summer signing heading for oblivion

Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen are linked with a transfer to Arsenal
  • 28 Feb 2024

Arsenal urged to sign €85m star INSTEAD of Toney and Osimhen

William Saliba, Virgil van Dijk, Arsenal, Liverpool
  • 26 Feb 2024

The 29 defenders BETTER than Virgil van Dijk

Evan Ferguson, Brighton, 2023/24
  • 26 Feb 2024

Evan Ferguson to Arsenal: Is Brighton star worth €115m transfer gamble?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Mikel Arteta, Arsenal, 2023/24
  • 26 Feb 2024

Arsenal get price for wonderkid ‘more talented than Ronaldo’ but face Man Utd battle

Kylian Mbappe, PSG, 2023/24
  • 26 Feb 2024

It’s official: Mbappe’s era at PSG is over

Ian Wright, Chelsea
  • 26 Feb 2024

The Chelsea star Ian Wright wishes Arsenal had signed

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal, 2023/24
  • 26 Feb 2024

The Arsenal star who has SUFFERED most under Mikel Arteta

Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 26 Feb 2024

‘Man Utd believe they have the next Cristiano Ronaldo’

Rasmus Hojlund is injured
  • 23 Feb 2024

Hojlund injury will decide the future of TWO Man Utd stars

Mason Greenwood, Getafe, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 23 Feb 2024

Greenwood gets Man Utd hope amid surprising stance on Barcelona transfer

Xabi Alonso, Liverpool, Anfield, 2023/24
  • 23 Feb 2024

Alonso learns his main rival to replace Klopp at Liverpool

Marcus Rashford, Man Utd, 2023/24
  • 23 Feb 2024

Rashford RUINING his career: New evidence Man Utd star is heading for obscurity

Eric Dier, Bayern Munich, 2023/24
  • 23 Feb 2024

Bayern make embarrassing Dier admission as Spurs star’s future decided

Joao Cancelo, Barcelona, 2023/24
  • 23 Feb 2024

Barcelona warned star player is a timebomb: Even God couldn’t stand him!

Darwin Nunez rumoured to be of transfer interest to Chelsea
  • 23 Feb 2024

Darwin Nunez to Chelsea: Romano reveals truth behind crazy transfer rumour