Jordan Robertson

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Jordan Robertson
Personal information
Full name Jordan Steven Robertson
Date of birth (1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bromley
Youth career
0000–2006 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2006 Torquay United (loan) 9 (2)
2007 Northampton Town (loan) 15 (3)
2007–2008 Dundee United (loan) 14 (3)
2008 Oldham Athletic (loan) 2 (1)
2008 Southampton (loan) 10 (1)
2009 Ferencváros (loan) 8 (3)
2009 Bury (loan) 4 (1)
2011 St Johnstone 6 (0)
2011–2012 Scunthorpe United 19 (3)
2013 Global FC 3 (2)
2013–2014 Gaz Metan Mediaş 19 (4)
2014- Bromley 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:54, 9 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jordan Steven Robertson (born 12 February 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bromley. Born in Sheffield he began his career with Sheffield United but failed to ever break into the first team. He was loaned out to a number of clubs during his time with United, including Torquay United, Northampton Town, Dundee United, Oldham Athletic, Southampton, Ferencváros and Bury. While with Southampton he was involved in a traffic accident in which the driver of the other car was killed. Robertson was subsequently jailed for 32 months for causing death by dangerous driving. On his release from prison he returned to football and had a spell with St Johnstone before spending a year at Scunthorpe United.

Playing career[edit]

Sheffield United[edit]

Robertson joined his hometown club Sheffield United as a trainee, becoming part of the club's Academy team, appearing regularly for them during his school years. Robertson joined Torquay United on a one-month loan deal in November 2006.[1] He made his league debut for Torquay on 18 November 2006, replacing Mickey Evans late on in the home defeat against Swindon Town.[2] He scored his first league goal the following week in a 5–2 defeat away to Peterborough United.[3] It had looked likely that he would extend his loan for a third month, but he returned to Bramall Lane after Torquay's 1–0 defeat away to Bristol Rovers.

By January 2007 he was again loaned out, this time joining Northampton Town for the remainder of the season.[4] Robertson scored on his debut against Oldham Athletic.[5] and went on to play fifteen times whilst at the Sixfields Stadium.

In August 2007, a loan move to Dundee United was agreed, although there was initial confusion over whether it was until January,[6] or May.[7] It was later confirmed that Robertson was on loan for the duration of the season but Sheffield United could recall him in January if desired.[8] Robertson scored on his Dundee United debut with a late winner in the League Cup match against Ross County.[9] Robertson scored four goals during his short time on Tayside before his recall in mid-January 2008.[10]

Having returned to Bramall Lane, Robertson again undertook a one-month loan deal in February, this time with Oldham Athletic.[11] He picked up an ankle injury in a game against Rochdale which would rule him out for much of the remainder of the season and so returned to Bramall Lane early, having played only three games and scored one goal for Oldham.[12]

Robertson finally made his first team debut for the Blades in September 2008 as a second half substitute during a six-nil loss at the hands of Arsenal in the third round of the League cup.[13]

After the club's exit from the cup, Robertson joined Championship club Southampton on a 3-month loan deal with Saints winger Nathan Dyer heading in the opposite direction.[14] Robertson scored his first goal for Southampton against Norwich City, a strike from the corner of the box that curled into the top corner. This was his only goal for the Saints, and he was recalled to Sheffield United at the end of December.[15]

Following his return from the Saints Robertson was again loaned out, this time to Sheffield United's Hungarian sister club Ferencváros.[16] After completing the rest of the 2008–09 season on loan in Hungary, Robertson returned to Bramall Lane once more. After making a substitute appearance in the first round of the League Cup at the start of the following season he was again loaned out, this time to League Two side Bury.[17] Robertson made his Bury debut away to Darlington on 15 August 2009, getting the only goal in a 1–0 win for Bury. Robertson's loan was cut short by Bury on 12 September 2009 after playing four games and scoring once.

Post prison career[edit]

After his release from prison, Robertson was invited to train with Dundee United in February 2011,[18] before signing for their Tayside rivals St Johnstone on 31 March 2011.[19] Robertson soon left St Johnson and finally got a one year contract with Scunthorpe United on 7 June 2011.[20]

He was released by the club in May 2012.[21] After a year without club he signed for Philippines club Global FC. In the only game for the club against Warriors F.C. he scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory for Global. Shortly after he left the club and signed for Romania Liga I side Gaz Metan Mediaş. Following this, he signed for Bromley in September 2014. He scored his first goal just a day after joining the club, in a 5-1 FA Cup win over Uxbridge, after coming on as a late substitute.

Dangerous driving charge[edit]

Fatal crash[edit]

Robertson was driving his Mercedes CLC 180 sports car on the southbound carriageway of the M1 by junction 19 near Lutterworth, when he attempted to change songs on his MP3 player, this distraction caused him to lose control of his vehicle and as a result his car veered into Omar Mohamed's Ford Galaxy. Mohamed, a father of five, was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. However his injuries proved fatal, and he died with his wife at his bedside.[22]

Arrest and trial[edit]

On Christmas Day 2008, Robertson was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.[23]

On 2 October 2009, Robertson was sentenced to 32 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving. He was also banned from driving for five years by the court.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knill to run rule over former Torquay loan signing Robertson". This Is Cornwall. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Torquay United 0 – 1 Swindon Town". football.co.uk. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "No diving, just sinking feeling for Torquay". The Telegraph. 28 November 2006. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Cobblers recruit Blades teenager". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Northampton Town 2 – 3 Oldham Athletic". football.co.uk. 28 January 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "United snap up young Blade". The Courier. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "United seal Robertson loan deal". BBC Sport. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "United sign Jordan Robertson on loan". Dundee United F.C. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "Dundee Utd 2–1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Robertson makes Sheff Utd return". BBC Sport. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Latics sign striker Robertson". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2008. 
  12. ^ "Oldham lose Robertson to injury". BBC Sport. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2008. 
  13. ^ "Saints get 'Mr Motivated'". Daily Echo. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2008. 
  14. ^ "Blades agree loan swap for Dyer". BBC Sport. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2008. 
  15. ^ "Loan round-up". Southampton F.C. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  16. ^ "Signings galore?". The Blade – Matchday Magazine. 1 March 2009. p. 59. 
  17. ^ "Robertson is Bury bound". Sheffield United F.C. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  18. ^ "Dundee United invite striker Jordan Robertson for trial". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "Del Adds To His Striking Options". Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  20. ^ "Iron Sign Robertson". Scunthorpe United. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  22. ^ "Footballer jailed for death crash". BBC Sport. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  23. ^ "Footballer arrested over crash which killed father-of-five was 'changing songs on iPod' while driving on M1". Mail Online. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  24. ^ Branagh, Ellen (2 October 2009). "Footballer Jordan Robertson jailed after admitting causing fatal crash". The Independent (London). 

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