Jimmy Robertson (footballer, born 1880)

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Jimmy Robertson
Personal information
Full name James Robertson
Date of birth 1880
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Inside right
Youth career
Glasgow United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1901–1903 Crewe Alexandra
1903–1905 Small Heath 6 (2)
1905–1907 Chelsea 29 (21)
1907–1909 Glossop 70 (28)
Partick Thistle
Ayr United
1912 Barrow
1912–1913 Leeds City 27 (7)
1913–1915 Gateshead Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Robertson (1880 – after 1955) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an inside right.

Born in Glasgow, Robertson moved to England to join Crewe Alexandra, who were then playing in the Birmingham & District League, where he made his name as a goal-poacher. He signed for Small Heath, newly promoted to the Football League First Division in 1903 for a fee of £25, but failed to adapt to League football.[1] Two years later, along with fellow Small Heath players Jimmy Windridge and Bob McRoberts, he moved to Chelsea, where he scored 21 goals in the club's first season in the Football League, including 1 goal in the F.A. Cup rounds.[1][2] Spells followed with Leyton, Partick Thistle, Ayr United, Barrow, Leeds City and Gateshead Town,[2] before he retired in 1915.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.