Robert Earnshaw is a Zambian-born Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer. He is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in all three divisions of the English Football League, the Premier League, the League Cup, FA Cup, and for his country at International level.
Earnshaw was born in Mufulira, Zambia, and spent the first five years of his life there before moving to Malawi. Soon after the death of his father in 1990, Earnshaw's mother moved the family to Bedwas in south Wales. Earnshaw joined Cardiff City as a YTS trainee in 1997, and turned professional a year later. During his first spell at Cardiff he made 205 first team appearances, scoring 105 goals. Eligible to represent either Zambia or Wales, Earnshaw made his debut for the latter in 2003.
Moving up two divisions in 2004, Earnshaw joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, finishing the 2004?05 season as top goalscorer. Earnshaw signed for Norwich City during the January 2006 transfer window, staying at Carrow Road until the end of the 2006?07 season.