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David Robertson Squad Index
Information:
1988-89 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Defender
Date of Birth:
17th October 1968
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
19/07/85
Career History:
Deeside BC
Aberdeen 19th July 1985
Rangers Rangers 1st July 1991 975,000
Leeds United Leeds United 1st August 1997, Retired through injury on 11th March 2000
Montrose 11th June 2002 Player-coach
Elgin City manager Elgin City 29th July 2003 Manager, Resigned on 2nd December 2005
Montrose 28th June 2006 Co-manager, Resigned on 17th January 2007
Sereno SC Director of Youth Football
Phoenix FC manager 15th July 2013
Real Kashmir manager 2nd January 2017 to present
 
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.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/08/1985
Meadowbank Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 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
7
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
3
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
18
1
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 176 3