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David Robertson Squad Index
Information:
1988-89 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/08/1985
Meadowbank Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 16 Sub
07/08/1985
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,500 16 Start
05/08/1986
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 17 Start
16/08/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 10,316 17 Sub
20/08/1986
Aberdeen 4-0 Alloa Athletic
League Cup R2 7,000 17 Start
27/08/1986
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
League Cup R3 8,081 17 Start
03/09/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
League Cup QF 23,500 17 Sub
17/09/1986
Aberdeen 2-1 Sion
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 12,312 17 Start
20/09/1986
Clydebank 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,766 17 Start
27/09/1986
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,155 17 Sub
01/10/1986
Sion 3-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 11,800 17 Sub
04/10/1986
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Premier Division 8,751 17 Start
11/10/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 14,922 17 Start
18/10/1986
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,127 18 Start
25/10/1986
Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,001 18 Start
01/11/1986
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,200 18 Start
08/11/1986
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,336 18 Start
15/11/1986
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,108 18 Start
22/11/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 21,733 18 Start
26/11/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,040 18 Start
29/11/1986
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,479 18 Start
03/12/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Premier Division 9,253 18 Start
06/12/1986
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,242 18 Start
13/12/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,003 18 Start
20/12/1986
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 32,624 18 Start
27/12/1986
Aberdeen 0-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 10,500 18 Start
01/01/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,000 18 Start
21/01/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,030 18 Start
24/01/1987
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 44,000 18 Start
27/01/1987
Clydebank 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,007 18 Start
01/02/1987
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Scottish Cup R3 23,000 18 Start
04/02/1987
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 55,405 18 Start
07/02/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 18 Start
09/02/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup R3 RE2 21,255 18 Start
21/02/1987
Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 18 Start
25/02/1987
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,553 18 Start
28/02/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 14,000 18 Start
07/03/1987
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 18 Start
14/03/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 20,000 18 Start
21/03/1987
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,594 18 Start
04/04/1987
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,346 18 Start
11/04/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 6,000 18 Start
25/04/1987
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,886 18 Start
02/05/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Premier Division 23,500 18 Start
09/05/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Premier Division 7,300 18 Start
24/07/1987
Torquay United 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,388 18 Start
26/07/1987
Dawlish Town 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
28/07/1987
Plymouth Argyle 2-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
30/07/1987
Newport County 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
08/08/1987
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,223 18 Start
12/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Premier Division 8,000 18 Start
15/08/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 18 Start
19/08/1987
Aberdeen 5-1 Brechin City
League Cup R2 9,000 18 Start
22/08/1987
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 18 Start
26/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone
League Cup R3 10,800 18 Start
29/08/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,000 18 Start
01/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup QF 24,000 18 Start
05/09/1987
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,237 18 Start
12/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,000 18 Start
15/09/1987
Bohemian Dublin 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 10,000 18 Start
19/09/1987
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 38,944 18 Start
23/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
League Cup SF 22,034 18 Start
30/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Bohemian Dublin
UEFA Cup R1 2L 9,950 18 Start
09/12/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Premier Division 8,000 19 Start
12/12/1987
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
Premier Division 8,000 19 Start
16/12/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 6,500 19 Start
19/12/1987
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,721 19 Start
26/12/1987
Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 19 Start
02/01/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 21,500 19 Start
09/01/1988
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,000 19 Start
16/01/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 20,000 19 Start
23/01/1988
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,584 19 Start
13/02/1988
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,817 19 Start
20/02/1988
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 7,270 19 Start
27/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 13,500 19 Start
05/03/1988
St. Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 19 Start
09/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 20,488 19 Start
13/04/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,288 19 Start
16/04/1988
Morton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,200 19 Start
20/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF RE2 19,048 19 Start
23/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 10,500 19 Start
30/04/1988
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 36,010 19 Start
30/07/1988
Rothes 0-8 Aberdeen
Mackessack Quaich SF 19 Start
05/08/1988
Feyenoord 2-1 Aberdeen
Tour 19 Start
07/08/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Antwerp
Tour 19 Start
13/08/1988
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,222 19 Start
17/08/1988
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
League Cup R2 9,139 19 Start
20/08/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,046 19 Start
23/08/1988
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 3,131 19 Start
27/08/1988
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 14,735 19 Start
31/08/1988
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 13,500 19 Start
03/09/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 13,583 19 Start
07/09/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dynamo Dresden
UEFA Cup R1 1L 14,500 19 Start
17/09/1988
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,769 19 Start
20/09/1988
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
League Cup SF 18,491 19 Start
01/10/1988
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,225 19 Start
05/10/1988
Dynamo Dresden 2-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 36,000 19 Start
08/10/1988
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
Premier Division 22,370 19 Start
12/10/1988
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,284 19 Start
23/10/1988
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
League Cup F 72,122 20 Start
29/10/1988
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,644 20 Start
02/11/1988
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 22,000 20 Start
05/11/1988
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,500 20 Start
12/11/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,184 20 Start
16/11/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 11,181 20 Start
19/11/1988
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,028 20 Start
26/11/1988
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,239 20 Start
03/12/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Hamilton
Premier Division 8,234 20 Start
10/12/1988
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,437 20 Start
17/12/1988
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 8,500 20 Start
31/12/1988
Dundee 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,828 20 Start
25/02/1989
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 20 Start
18/03/1989
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,583 20 Start
29/04/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,500 20 Start
06/05/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 6,500 20 Start
13/05/1989
Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,480 20 Start
30/07/1989
Heernveen 1-2 Aberdeen
Tour 20 Start
05/08/1989
Utrecht 0-2 Aberdeen
Tour 5,000 20 Start
12/08/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,000 20 Start
16/08/1989
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,384 20 Start
19/08/1989
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,491 20 Start
23/08/1989
Aberdeen 4-0 Airdrie
League Cup R3 10,000 20 Start
26/08/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 12,500 20 Start
30/08/1989
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
League Cup QF 11,500 20 Start
09/09/1989
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,283 20 Start
16/09/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 13,000 20 Start
20/09/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup SF 45,367 20 Start
23/09/1989
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,872 20 Start
14/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 20 Start
22/10/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
League Cup F 61,190 21 Start
25/10/1989
Hibernian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,000 21 Start
28/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,500 21 Start
18/11/1989
Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,882 21 Start
22/11/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 21 Start
25/11/1989
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 13,500 21 Start
02/12/1989
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 38,300 21 Start
09/12/1989
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,500 21 Start
20/12/1989
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,370 21 Start
26/12/1989
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,500 21 Start
13/01/1990
Aberdeen 4-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 14,000 21 Start
14/04/1990
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 16,581 21 Start
18/04/1990
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,000 21 Start
21/04/1990
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,616 21 Start
02/05/1990
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 20,154 21 Start
12/05/1990
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 60,493 21 Start
06/08/1990
Montrose 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Start
08/08/1990
Veloc Eindhoven - Aberdeen
Tour R1 1,300 21 Start
10/08/1990
Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Aberdeen
Tour SF 21 Start
12/08/1990
FC Twente 1-1 Aberdeen
Tour 3,000 21 Start
21/08/1990
Queens Park 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,201 21 Start
25/08/1990
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 15,500 21 Start
29/08/1990
Aberdeen 4-0 Stranraer
League Cup R3 10,000 21 Start
01/09/1990
Celtic 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 45,222 21 Start
05/09/1990
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup QF 15,500 21 Start
08/09/1990
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,200 21 Start
15/09/1990
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,500 21 Start
19/09/1990
New Salamis 0-2 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 7,000 21 Start
22/09/1990
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,500 21 Start
26/09/1990
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
League Cup SF 40,855 21 Start
29/09/1990
St. Johnstone 5-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,711 21 Start
03/10/1990
Aberdeen 3-0 New Salamis
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 7,500 21 Start
13/10/1990
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,602 21 Start
20/10/1990
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 14,800 22 Start
24/10/1990
Aberdeen 0-0 Legia Warsaw
European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L 16,000 22 Start
27/10/1990
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,500 22 Start
29/10/1990
Ross County 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,320 22 Start
03/11/1990
Aberdeen 3-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,500 22 Start
07/11/1990
Legia Warsaw 1-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 5,665 22 Start
10/11/1990
St. Mirren 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,638 22 Start
17/11/1990
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 16,000 22 Start
24/11/1990
Dundee United 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,344 22 Start
01/12/1990
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 12,000 22 Start
04/12/1990
Aberdeen 2-5 World Cup XI
Testimonial 23,000 22 Start
08/12/1990
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,811 22 Start
15/12/1990
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,500 22 Start
22/12/1990
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,988 22 Start
26/12/1990
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 8,755 22 Start
02/01/1991
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 19,000 22 Start
05/01/1991
Dunfermline Athletic 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,422 22 Start
12/01/1991
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 13,500 22 Start
19/01/1991
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,187 22 Start
26/01/1991
Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell
Scottish Cup R3 15,000 22 Start
02/02/1991
Aberdeen 5-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 9,500 22 Start
13/02/1991
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,046 22 Start
02/03/1991
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 22 Start
05/03/1991
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,567 22 Start
13/03/1991
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 10,400 22 Start
16/03/1991
Aberdeen 5-2 IFK Gothenburg
Friendly 4,000 22 Start
23/03/1991
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,643 22 Start
30/03/1991
Hibernian 2-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,400 22 Start
06/04/1991
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 22,500 22 Start
13/04/1991
Heart of Midlothian 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,771 22 Start
20/04/1991
Aberdeen 3-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 14,500 22 Start
27/04/1991
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,513 22 Start
04/05/1991
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 18,000 22 Start
11/05/1991
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,652 22 Start

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