Mark Roberts (footballer born 1975)
|Full name||Mark Roberts|
|Date of birth||29 October 1975|
|Place of birth||Irvine, Scotland|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Current club||Ayr United (player/manager)|
|1999||→ Raith Rovers (loan)||3||(1)|
|2012-||Ayr United (player/manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:17, 8 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Roberts' playing career has been mainly based in Scottish football with spells at Kilmarnock, Falkirk, Airdrieonians, Partick Thistle, St Mirren and Airdrie United before his move to Ayr United. He also had a spell at Shelbourne in the Republic of Ireland.
Roberts spent his youth career with Bellfield Boys Club in Kilmarnock during the 1991–92 season. He signed for Kilmarnock at the start of the 1992–93 season and stayed for 8 seasons. Roberts made 101 league appearances and scored 15 league goals. During 1999, Roberts was loaned out to Raith Rovers by Kilmarnock, where he made 3 league appearances and scored one league goal.
Roberts signed for Partick Thistle at the start of the 2005–06 season. Roberts scored a brace in his first game against Dumbarton. Roberts scored 22 goals during his first season at Firhill, as Partick Thistle gained promotion to the Scottish First Division via the play-offs. Roberts was one of 5 nominees for the Scottish First Division Player of the Year Award for the 2006–07 season. Roberts made 104 league appearances for Partick Thistle in his 4 seasons at the club and scored 30 league goals, as well as 17 goals in other competitions. His 47 goals for Thistle ensured that the Jags fans would hold him in high regard long after he left the club, particularly as many saw him as the player that led Thistle to promotion to the First Division.
Roberts signed for Ayr United in January 2009. On 18 September 2010, Roberts made history when he scored three penalty kicks for Ayr in a league fixture with East Fife. Roberts was sent off after a confrontation whilst celebrating his third. On 18 January 2011, Roberts scored the goal that sent SPL side Hibernian out of the Scottish Cup.
- Scottish First Division promotion 1992-93
- League of Ireland Premier Division champions 2001-02
- Partick Thistle
- Scottish First Division play-off winners 2005-06
- Ayr United
- Scottish First Division play-off winners 2010-11
As of 1 March 2014[update]
|Ayr United||May 2012||Present||71||25||11||35||35.21|
- Mark Roberts career stats at Soccerbase (Partick Thistle & Ayr United)
- Mark Roberts career stats at Soccerbase (Kilmarnock to Airdrie United)