Andrew Robertson (footballer)

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Andrew Robertson
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 26
Youth career
Celtic
Queen's Park
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Queen's Park 34 (2)
2013–2014 Dundee United 36 (3)
2014– Hull City 8 (0)
National team
2013– Scotland U21 3 (0)
2014– Scotland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 18 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Andrew "Andy" Robertson (born 11 March 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Hull City and the Scotland national football team. Robertson began his senior career with Queen's Park in 2012 before joining Dundee United a year later. His form in his first season as a professional led to him being named SPFA Young Player of the Year and also making his international debut. He joined Hull in July 2014 for a fee of £2.85 million.

Early life and career[edit]

Robertson was born in Glasgow and started his career at Giffnock SC. He played for Celtic as a youth but was let go at under-15 level for being too small.[1] He captained his high school team – St Ninian's High School in Giffnock – throughout his last year at school, taking them to the semi-final of the Schools Scottish Cup, where he received a red card in the final minutes of the game and from there moved to Queen's Park.

Club career[edit]

Queen's Park[edit]

After impressing at youth level for Queen's Park, Robertson was called up to the first team at the beginning of the 2012–13 season. He made his debut for the club in the Scottish League Cup in a 3–2 win over Airdrie United and went on to make a total of 40 appearances during the season,[2] helping the club to a 3rd place finish in the Scottish Third Division. His first goal for the club came in a 2–1 defeat to East Stirlingshire on 13 November 2012.[2]

Dundee United[edit]

Robertson signed for Scottish Premiership side Dundee United, along with Queen's Park teammate Aidan Connolly, on 3 June 2013.[3] He immediately became part of manager Jackie McNamara's first team plans, making his debut for the club on the opening day of the season in a 0–0 draw with Partick Thistle. On 22 September 2013, Robertson scored his first goal for Dundee United in a 2–2 draw, against Motherwell.[4] It was an outstanding solo effort from Robertson, surging out of his own half, before sending a low, left-foot, drive in to the goal from 22 yards.[5] Robertson agreed a new contract with United, until May 2016.[6] He was voted SPFL young player of the month for September 2013 and player of the month for November 2013.[7] On 12 April 2014, Robertson played in the Scottish Cup Semi-final against Rangers at Ibrox, which United won 3–1.[8] In April 2014, Robertson won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award[9][10] and was also named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year for the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership.[11]

Hull City[edit]

In July 2014, Dundee United accepted an offer of £2.85 million for Robertson from English Premier League club Hull City.[12] The transfer was completed on 29 July, as Robertson signed a three-year contract with Hull.[13] He made his competitive debut on the opening day of the season in a 1–0 victory away to QPR.[14]

International career[edit]

Robertson was first selected by the Scotland under-21 team in October 2013.[15] He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 win against Slovakia.[16]

Robertson was first named in the Scotland squad for a friendly against Poland on 5 March 2014. He came on as a substitute in the second half, as Scotland won 1–0 in Warsaw.[17] Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said afterwards "Andy came on there and the first time he picked it up he drove about 30 yards. I thought 'that's fantastic'. Absolutely no grey area, I'm going to do what I do. I loved seeing that first touch."[17] Robertson made his first start for the national team in a 2–2 draw with Nigeria on 28 May 2014.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 2014
Season Club League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012–13 Queen's Park Scotland Third Division 34 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 43 2
2013–14 Dundee United Scotland Premiership 36 3 5 2 3 0 0 0 44 5
2014–15 Hull City England Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Career Total 78 5 7 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 95 7

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Dundee United

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee United starlet Andy Roberston: Celtic made a small blunder the day they let me go". Daily Record. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Robertson". 5 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dundee Utd sign Queen's Park's Robertson and Connolly". BBC Sport. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dundee Utd 2–2 Motherwell: Ainsworth stuns Utd". The Scotsman. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dundee secure Robertson extension". Dundee United F.C. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dundee United's Andrew Robertson wins November award". BBC Sport. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Richard (12 April 2014). "Rangers 1–3 Dundee United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Three Celtic players make player of year shortlist". BBC Sport. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Andrew Robertson: Dundee United defender wins PFA prize". BBC Sport. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Celtic and Dundee United trios in SPFL Premiership team of year". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Spence, Jim (24 July 2014). "Andrew Robertson: Dundee United agree fee with Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Andrew Robertson completes transfer from Dundee United to Hull". STV Sport. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Mokbel, Sami (16 August 2014). "QPR 0–1 Hull City: Charlie Austin rues penalty miss as James Chester beats Rio Ferdinand to the ball to head home winner". Mail Online. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  15. ^ BBC Sport – Billy Stark names Scotland Under-21 squad for Euro 2015 ties
  16. ^ Under-21 – Andrew Robertson – UEFA.com
  17. ^ a b "Scott Brown late show gives Scotland impressive win over Poland in Warsaw". The Guardian. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Campbell, Andy (28 May 2014). "Nigeria 2–2 Scotland". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 24 July 2014. "Scotland's new-look back four, which included Dundee United's Andrew Robertson making his first international start, found themselves under pressure when they conceded possession to Uchebo but Allan McGregor saved the shot." 

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