Jimmy Robertson (footballer, born 1910)

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Jimmy Robertson
Personal information
Date of birth 1910
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lochee United
Logie Thistle
1928–1933 Dundee 157 (47)
1933–1934 Birmingham 6 (1)
1934–1938 Kilmarnock
National team
1931 Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James E. "Jimmy" Robertson (1910 – after 1937) was a professional footballer who won two caps for the Scotland national football team. He made more than 150 appearances in the First Division of the Scottish Football League for Dundee,[1] and also played in the English Football League for Birmingham and the Scottish First Division for Kilmarnock.[2]

Robertson was born in Dundee. A centre forward, he played for junior clubs Lochee United and Logie Thistle before joining Dundee in June 1928.[3] In a five-and-a-half-year career with the club, he scored 50 goals in 169 games in all competitions, of which 47 goals came from 157 games in the First Division.[1] At the end of the 1930–31 season, Robertson was included in the squad for Scotland's European tour;[4] he played in two full international matches, a 5–0 defeat to Austria on 16 May 1931[5] and a 3–0 defeat to Italy four days later.[6]

In December 1933, English First Division club Birmingham paid £1,250 for Robertson's services, seeing him as a potential successor to the prolific Joe Bradford, who was coming to the end of his career.[3] He went straight into the starting eleven, and played six consecutive games, scoring once,[7] but he suffered badly from homesickness, which affected his play, and at the end of the season he returned to Scotland to join First Division club Kilmarnock for a fee of £1,000. He maintained a scoring rate of a goal every other game while at Kilmarnock, and retired from the game in 1938.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1931–3, 1932–33, and "1933–34". DundeeFC.net. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 223. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ "Dark Blue for Club and Country". Dundee F.C. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Austria v Scotland 16 May 1931". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Italy v Scotland 20 May 1931". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Matthews, p. 176.

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