Hugh Robertson (footballer, born 1939)

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Hugh Robertson
Personal information
Full name Hugh Robertson
Date of birth (1939-11-29)29 November 1939
Place of birth Auchinleck, Scotland
Date of death 12 March 2010(2010-03-12) (aged 70)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Dundee[1] 223 (48)
1965–1971 Dunfermline Athletic[1] 172 (49)
1971–1973 Arbroath[1] 40 (5)
Total 435 (102)
National team
1961 Scotland 1 (0)
1961–1962 Scotland U23 2 (0)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Herfølge
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hugh Robertson (29 November 1939 – 12 March 2010) was a Scottish association football player and manager. He played as a winger for the Dundee team that won the Scottish league championship in 1962, and the Dunfermline side that won the 1968 Scottish Cup. He played 40 games for Arbroath, including their promotion from Division 2 in 1971-2. He later managed Danish club Herfølge.[2]

Robertson represented the Scotland national football team once, in a vital 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Czechoslovakia.[3] Injuries to Davie Wilson and Alex Scott meant that Robertson and Ralph Brand were brought in for the match, which Scotland had to win to qualify.[3] Despite two goals by Ian St. John, Scotland lost 4–2 after extra time.[3]

Robertson died at his home on 12 March 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Hugh Robertson". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Hepburn, Ray (30 July 2000). "Football: Danes no pushover for Gers". Sunday Mirror. 
  3. ^ a b c Scot's miss, When Saturday Comes, July 2002.
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