Gregor Robertson (footballer)

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Gregor Robertson
Personal information
Full name Gregor Aedan Robertson
Date of birth (1984-01-19) 19 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2001 Heart of Midlothian
2001–2002 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Nottingham Forest 36 (0)
2005–2007 Rotherham United 52 (1)
2007–2012 Chesterfield 116 (3)
2012–2014 Crewe Alexandra 32 (0)
2014– Northampton Town 15 (0)
National team
2004-05 Scotland U21 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:43, 28 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gregor Aedan Robertson (born 19 January 1984 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer for Northampton Town. His favoured position is left-back, but he has also operated on the left side of midfield and at centre half.


Nottingham Forest[edit]

Robertson started his career as a junior in Heart of Midlothian's youth system but moved south of the border to join Nottingham Forest in February 2001.

After progressing through the Red's academy, Robertson made his debut in September 2003 against Tranmere Rovers in the Carling Cup, which Forest won on penalties after a goalless draw.

He made his Championship league debut against local rivals Derby County four days later as a late substitute in a 1-1 draw at the City Ground. His full league debut came the following week against Preston North End in a 1-0 home defeat.

Robertson went on to make a total of 44 appearances for Nottingham Forest.

Rotherham United[edit]

In June 2005 Robertson signed for League One Rotherham United. He made his debut in a 2-1 home defeat to Walsall in the opening fixture that season.

Robertson spent 2 years at the club making a total of 56 appearances and scoring 1 goal in a 2-0 victory away to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.


Robertson joined League Two Chesterfield in June 2007. He made his debut in the Spireites opening league fixture of the season, a 0-0 draw away to Chester City. He netted his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win away at local rivals Mansfield Town that season, scoring direct from a corner kick.

In November 2009, Robertson suffered a double leg break in an innocuous tackle in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against Carlisle United. After a year on the sidelines he returned to action in November 2010 in a 2-0 FA Cup 1st round victory away to Harrow Borough.

Robertson went on to make a total of 23 appearances that season in Chesterfield's 2010/11 League Two winning campaign, enjoying a successful spell at centre half for much of it. However, he suffered an achilles tendon rupture away to Hereford United in April, ruling him out for the last few games of the season and much of the next.

Robertson returned to action in League One the next season in a 1-0 Boxing Day defeat away to Huddersfield Town and was part of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy winning squad that season.

Robertson made a total of 133 appearances for Chesterfield, scoring 3 goals.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

In July 2012, Robertson joined League One side Crewe Alexandra, signing a two year deal.[1]

On 16 January 2014, Gregor had his contract mutually terminated by the club after making 40 appearances in all competitions for The Alex.[2]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 4 February 2014, Robertson agreed to join League Two side Northampton Town on a deal until the end of the season.[3] He played 15 League games in the club's successful battle against relegation, with the Cobblers guaranteeing their League Two status with a 3-1 victory over Oxford United on the final day of the season. Robertson signed a new one year contract on 23 May 2014.[4]


Robertson won a total of 15 caps for Scotland U21s, scoring 2 goals.


Chesterfield FC
  • Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2011/12
  • Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2012/13


  1. ^ "Crewe snap up ex-Chesterfield defender Gregor Robertson". BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Robertson Leaves Club". Crewe Alexandra FC. 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gregor Robertson joins Northampton Town". Northampton Town F.C. 4 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gregor Robertson extends contract". BBC Sport. 23 May 2014. 

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