Joshua Robinson


  • A professional sportswriter based in London whose work appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune
  • Sports editor for the Wall Street Journal's European edition since 2012
  • Regularly travels the world to cover soccer matches and other major events including the World Cup, the Olympics, and multiple Tours de France


Joshua Robinson is a former writer for ThoughtCo who published articles on everything from African history to sports, with an emphasis on soccer.

After graduating from Columbia University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Robinson became a freelance journalist in New York City, publishing dozens of articles about European sports like soccer and rugby for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Daily News from 2008 to 2012. 

A native Londoner and lifelong soccer aficionado, Robinson has written about every facet of the game, from youth soccer to the international level. In 2008 alone, he traveled to Cuba with the U.S. National Team, covered Major League Soccer, and wrote about issues affecting soccer everywhere from the Premier League to Iraq and Qatar.


After graduating secondary school from Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, Robinson moved to New York City to attend Columbia College at Columbia University from 2004 to 2008 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.

Awards and Publications
  • "We Have a Basketball Team?" for The Wall Street Journal
  • "Haitian Soccer's Future Uncertain" for Sports Illustrated
  • "Memories of Playing on Papa Hemingway's Ball Field" for The New York Times​
  • "Federer Breaks His Silence" for The Daily Beast

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