David Robertson (1920s footballer)

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David Robertson
Personal information
Full name David S. Robertson
Place of birth Kilmarnock, Scotland
Playing position Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1922 Kilmarnock 27 (0)
1922 Queen of the South (loan) 8 (0)
1922–1930 Brooklyn Wanderers 223 (33)
National team
1925 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David S. Robertson was a Scottish association footballer who played in Scotland and then after emigrating in the American Soccer League. A full back, he earned one cap with the United States men's national soccer team. He was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Club career[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Robertson played for Dreghorn Juniors before making his debut in senior football for home town club Kilmarnock F.C. in the Scottish Football League. Robertson then went to Dumfries side Queen of the South F.C. on loan for whom he played eight games from August to October 1922.[1]

USA[edit]

In 1922, Robertson moved to the United States where he played with Brooklyn Wanderers of the American Soccer League from 1922 to 1930.[2] Another ex Queen of the South player joined him at Wanderers around the same time, Bobby Curtis.

In Robertson's time Wanderers played in the one off International Soccer League played for between US and Canadian clubs in the Summer and Autumn of 1926. Wanderers won the competition. Their best ASL season finish in Robertson's time were a 3rd in 1924/25 and a 2nd in 1928/29.[1]

National team[edit]

He earned one cap with the U.S. national team in a 6-1 victory over Canada on November 8, 1925. The game was played in Brooklyn with Archie Stark scoring five goals.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "David Robertson, QoS to USA". www.qosfc.com. Queen of the South F.C. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 
  3. ^ USA - Details of International Matches 1885-1969 Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite

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