Malcolm Robertson (footballer)

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Malcolm Robertson
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Robertson
Date of birth (1951-07-07)7 July 1951
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 18 August 2010(2010-08-18) (aged 59)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1970 Penicuik Athletic
1971–1975 Raith Rovers 140 (53)
1975–1977 Ayr United 40 (7)
1977–1981 Heart of Midlothian 98 (14)
1981 Toronto Blizzard 19 (2)
1981–1982 Dundee United 2 (0)
1982–1983 Hibernian 5 (0)
Hamrun Spartans
Total 285 (74)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Malcolm Robertson (7 July 1951 – 18 August 2010) was a Scottish footballer who played as a left winger. He made his mark playing for Penicuik Athletic when he appeared in the 1970 Scottish Junior Cup Final.[1] He then moved to Raith Rovers, scoring 53 goals in 140 league appearances for the Kirkcaldy side.[1]

Robertson went on to play for Ayr United, before Hearts signed him for a £25,000 fee in 1977.[1] Hearts were battling with Ayr against relegation, but Robertson was sent off in a decisive match between the two teams.[1] Hearts were a yo-yo club in the late 1970s and early 1980s; Robertson helped the club gain promotion back to the Premier Division in 1978 and 1980.[1]

Robertson left Hearts in 1981 to play in Canada for Toronto Blizzard.[1] He briefly returned to Scotland, playing for Dundee United and Hibernian.[1] This preceded a final playing spell with Maltese side Hamrun Spartans.[1] Robertson played just under 300 league matches during his twelve-year career.

His son, Sandy Robertson, played for Rangers in the 1990s.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Gifted Tynecastle favourite Malcolm Robertson dies at 59". Johnston Press. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Malcolm Robertson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database