William Robertson (Welsh footballer)

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William Robertson
Personal information
Date of birth 1873
Place of birth Pontypool, Wales
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Inside forward / Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1894–1896 Abercorn
1896–1899 Small Heath 92 (14)
1899–1902 Bristol Rovers
1902–1903 Small Heath 0 (0)
1903 Bristol Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Robertson (1873 – after 1902) was a Welsh professional footballer who played for Abercorn, Small Heath and Bristol Rovers between 1894 and 1903.

Born in Pontypool, in Monmouthshire, William Robertson started his career as an inside forward but had more success after a switch to wing half. He made more than 100 appearances in all competitions for Small Heath. According to the Bristol Mercury, writing when Robertson first joined Bristol Rovers in 1899, "Last season he was looked upon as the best half in the Small Heath team."[1]


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  1. ^ a b "Association Football. Prospects for the Season". Bristol Mercury. 24 August 1899. p. 3.