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David Robertson Squad Index
Information:
1986-87 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Defender
Date of Birth:
17th October 1968
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st
Signed:
19/07/85
Career History:
Deeside BC
Aberdeen 1984-1991
Rangers 1991-1997
Leeds United 1997-2001
Montrose 2002
Elgin City manager 2003-2005
Montrose manager 2006-2007
Phoenix FC manager 2013
Real Kashmir manager 2017-
 
Profile:
Emerged through the ranks at Pittodrie to solve the long-standing left back problem at Pittodrie. First made his presence in the same side as McLeish and Miller in 1987 before making the left back position his own. Nicknamed Beano by the Fanzine, The Northern Light.
Was the subject of a transfer to bitter rivals rangers in 1991 after the Dons had lost the title to the Ibrox club. A tribunal set the fee at 970,000. After tasting success at Ibrox, Robertson moved to Leeds Utd. Injury forced a premature retirement from playing and a move into coaching, including spells of management at Elgin City and Montrose. Following this he took up coaching in the USA at Phoenix FC and in 2017 moved to Real Kashmir in India.
David Robertson

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/08/1985
Meadowbank Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh 16 Sub

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1990-91
35
0
1
4
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
44
0
1
4
0
1
1989-90
20
0
1
5
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
2
2
0
0
1988-89
23
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
30
0
0
2
0
0
1987-88
23
0
0
4
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
33
0
0
4
0
0
1986-87
32
2
0
2
1
0
3
0
0
1
1
0
38
4
0
1
0
0
1985-86
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
Totals:
133
2
2
20
1
1
10
0
0
9
1
0
172
4
3
14
1
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 176 3