George Robertson (footballer, born 1883)

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George Robertson
Personal information
Full name George Robertson
Date of birth 1883
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Left half, inside forward
Youth career
0000–1901 Rutherglen Glencairn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1901–1902 Clyde 20 (0)
1902 Rangers 0 (0)
1902 Clyde 4 (0)
1902–1903 Blackburn Rovers 10 (1)
1903–1910 Clyde 181 (4)
1910–1914 Birmingham 84 (17)
1914 Bloxwich Strollers
1921–19?? Brierley Hill Alliance
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Robertson (1883 – after 1921) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Clyde in the Scottish Football League and for Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham in the English Football League.

Born in Glasgow, Robertson started his career with local club Clyde as a left half.[1] He moved to England with Blackburn Rovers in 1902, where he was used in a more attacking role. Returning to Clyde the following year,[1] he spent another seven years with the club,[2] and appeared in the 1910 Scottish Cup Final, in which Clyde lost to Dundee in a second replay.[3] In 1910 he joined Birmingham, where he spent four years before moving into non-league football with Bloxwich Strollers. After serving in the First World War, he played for Brierley Hill Alliance.[2]


  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
  1. ^ a b Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  3. ^ "1909/10 season". IFFHS. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011.