William Robertson (Scottish footballer)

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William Robertson
Personal information
Full name William Seymour Robertson[1]
Date of birth 20 April 1907[1]
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland[1]
Date of death 1980 (aged 72–73)
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Third Lanark ? (?)
Ayr United ? (?)
1929–1934 Stoke City 117 (3)
1934–1935 Manchester United 47 (1)
1935–1936 Reading 24 (0)
Total 188 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Seymour Robertson (20 April 1907 – 1980) was a Scottish footballer who played at full back. He played for Third Lanark, Ayr United, Stoke City, Manchester United, and Reading.[1]

Career[edit]

Robertson was born in Falkirk and played for Third Lanark and Ayr United before joining English side Stoke City in August 1929.[1] It took him until 1930–31 to establish himself in Tom Mather's first team playing in 23 matches. He made the right half position his own in 1931–32 missing just two matches and then played in 40 matches in 1932–33 as Stoke won the Second Division title.[1] After playing in 11 Football League First Division games in 1933–34 Robertson lost his place to the younger Arthur Tutin and he was sold to Manchester United in March 1934.[1] He helped the club avoid relegation to the Third Division North and played 39 matches in 1934–35 as the "Red Devils" finished in 5th place. He only played once in 1935–36 losing his place to James Brown and was sold to Third Division South side Reading. He spent two seasons at Elm Park making 24 appearances before retiring.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from William Robertson profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1929–30 Second Division 9 1 0 0 9 1
1930–31 Second Division 20 1 3 0 23 1
1931–32 Second Division 38 1 5 0 43 1
1932–33 Second Division 39 0 1 0 40 0
1933–34 First Division 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 117 3 9 0 126 3
Manchester United 1933–34 Second Division 10 0 0 0 10 0
1934–35 Second Division 36 1 3 0 39 1
1935–36 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 47 1 3 0 50 1
Reading 1935–36 Third Division South 7 0 0 0 7 0
1936–37 Third Division South 17 0 0 0 17 0
Total 24 0 0 0 24 0
Career total 188 4 12 0 200 4

Honours[edit]

Stoke City
Manchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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