Robert Docherty

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Robert Docherty
Personal information
Full name Robert John Docherty
Date of birth (1965-09-11) 11 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Ashfield (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 St Mirren 0 (0)
1983 Hamilton Academical (loan) 7 (0)
1984–1985 Dundee 1 (0)
1985 East Stirlingshire (loan) 1 (0)
1985–1986 Hibernians 15 (15)
1986 Partick Thistle 3 (0)
1986–1987 Kilmarnock 15 (1)
1987 Hamilton Academical 1 (0)
1987–1989 Dumbarton 52 (12)
1989–1993 Stirling Albion 104 (9)
1992–1995 Dumbarton 33 (1)
1995–1996 East Stirlingshire 6 (0)
1996–1998 Stranraer 57 (12)
1998–1999 Albion Rovers 17 (1)
Total 297 (30)
Teams managed
2009–2013 Celtic (Women)
2015– Ashfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert John Docherty (born 11 September 1965) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a left winger, making nearly 300 appearances in the Scottish Football League. After retiring as a player, Docherty became a coach, managing Celtic Youth Academy teams and Celtic Ladies First Team. He is currently the manager of Ashfield in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Docherty began his career at St Mirren in 1982, and also played for Hamilton Academical, Dundee, East Stirlingshire, Hibernians, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Stirling Albion, Stranraer and Albion Rovers.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After working for the SFA as a youth development officer and tutor, Docherty joined Celtic in 2003. His role included Community Development Manager,Youth Academy Coach and Head of the Academy's Development Centers. In 2006, he was promoted to Head of the Celtic Foundation. Docherty introduced the Celtic Girls' Academy and Senior Teams in 2007 and was manager of the Ladies First Team from 2009-2013.[2]

Docherty became manager of Junior side Ashfield in the summer of 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Celtic F.C. 
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (15 July 2015). "Steven Reilly was set to quit Yoker as a player - then manager offer came out of the blue". Evening Times. Retrieved 9 February 2016.