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Gregor Robertson
Gregor Robertson 16-08-2014 1.jpg
Robertson playing for Northampton Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Gregor Aedan Robertson[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-19) 19 January 1984 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Left back, Centre back
Left Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Grimsby Town
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2001 Heart of Midlothian
2001–2002 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Nottingham Forest 36 (0)
2005–2007 Rotherham United 52 (1)
2007–2012 Chesterfield 116 (3)
2012–2014 Crewe Alexandra 32 (0)
2014–2015 Northampton Town 36 (0)
2015– Grimsby Town 14 (0)
National team
2004-2005 Scotland U21 15 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:38, 26 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Gregor Aedan Robertson (born 19 January 1984) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left back for English club Grimsby Town.

He has also played for Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United, Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town. He has also represented Scotland at U21 level.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Born in Edinburgh,[1] Robertson started his career as a junior in Heart of Midlothian's youth system but moved south of the border to join Nottingham Forest when he was 17 in February 2001.[2]

After progressing through the Red's academy, Robertson made his debut in September 2003 against Tranmere Rovers in the Carling Cup, which Forest won on penalties after a goalless draw.[3]

He made his Championship league debut against local rivals Derby County four days later as a late substitute in a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.[4] His full league debut came the following week against Preston North End in a 1-0 home defeat. On 28 May 2004, boss Joe Kinnear offered Robertson a new one-year deal.[5] On 10 May 2005, he was released by manager Gary Megson.[6]

Robertson went on to make a total of 44 appearances for Nottingham Forest.

Rotherham United[edit]

In June 2005 Robertson signed for League One Rotherham United on a free transfer.[7] He made his debut in a 1–2 home defeat to Walsall in the opening fixture that season.[8]

Robertson spent 2 years at the club making a total of 56 appearances and scoring 1 goal in a 2-0 victory away to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.[9]

"Gregor can operate at left-back or on the left of midfield and will add much-needed steel to the Millers squad, he is strong, athletic and is the kind of young, mobile player I am looking for."

—His former boss at Rotherham, Mick Harford, speaking in May 2005.[7]

Chesterfield[edit]

Robertson joined League Two side Chesterfield on a two-year contract in June 2007.[10] He made his debut in the Spireites opening league fixture of the season, a 0-0 draw away to Chester City.[11] He netted his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win away at local rivals Mansfield Town that season, scoring direct from a corner kick.[12]

On 2 July 2009, he signed a new one-year deal, which kept him at the club until July 2011.[13] On 4 October 2009 he scored an equaliser in the 15th minute in the 2–2 stalemate against Morecambe, latching on to Darren Currie's cross and volleying home from close range.[14]

In November 2009, Robertson suffered a double leg break in an innocuous tackle in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at home to Carlisle.[2][15] After a year on the sidelines he returned to action in November 2010 in a 2–0 FA Cup 1st round victory away to Harrow.[16]

On 8 June 2010, he signed a new one-year deal.[17] Robertson went on to make a total of 23 appearances that season in Chesterfield's 2010/11 League Two winning campaign, enjoying a successful spell at centre half for much of it. However, he suffered an Achilles tendon rupture away to Hereford United in April, ruling him out for the last few games of the season and much of the next.[18]

Robertson returned to action in League One the next season in a 1-0 Boxing Day defeat away to Huddersfield Town[19] and was part of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy winning squad that season.

Robertson made a total of 133 appearances for Chesterfield, scoring 3 goals.

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

In July 2012, Robertson joined League One side Crewe Alexandra, signing a two-year deal.[2][20]

On 16 January 2014, Gregor had his contract mutually terminated by the club after making 40 appearances in all competitions for The Alex.[21]

Northampton Town[edit]

On 4 February 2014, Robertson agreed to join League Two side Northampton Town on a deal until the end of the season.[22] He played 15 League games in the club's successful battle against relegation, with the Cobblers guaranteeing their League Two status with a 3-1 victory over Oxford United on the final day of the season.[23] Robertson signed a new one-year contract on 23 May 2014.[24] Gregor was released by Northampton Town on the 20 January 2015.[25]

Grimsby Town[edit]

On 26 January 2015, Robertson signed for Conference Premier side Grimsby until the end of the season.[26][27]

On 11 April 2015, he injured himself in the first half and had to be substituted at half time, in the 0–1 defeat against Wrexham.[28] Scans revealed he had damage to his medial ligament meaning his campaign was likely over.[29] Surprisingly, he made a comeback to the starting lineup, due to an hamstring injury sustained to Josh Gowling, Toto Nsiala reverted back to his favored centre-back position having previously played at right-back while Robertson was injured, but during the 2015 Conference Premier play-off Final against Bristol Rovers at Wembley on 17 May 2015, he had to be substituted in the 72nd minute, being replaced by Danny Parslow; following a 1–1 draw after extra time, Grimsby lost 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out.[30]

On 29 May 2015, Robertson agreed a new one-year deal with the club.[31]

International career[edit]

Robertson won a total of 15 caps, scoring two goals for Scotland U21s, including one match against Spain's U21 side featuring FIFA World Cup: 2010 winners Andres Iniesta, Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas, which the Scots lost 3–1.[2]

On 16 August 2005, a Shaun Maloney corner was flicked on by club-mate Craig Beattie for Robertson to head the opener in the 1–3 comfortable win against Austria U21s.[32] On 7 October 2005, he scored a header to put Scotland U21s into a 2–0 lead on 44 minutes, eventually losing 2–3 against Belarus U21s.[33]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 17 May 2015.[34][35]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2003–04[36] First Division 16 0 2 0 2 0 20 0
2004–05[37] Championship 20 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Total 36 0 4 0 4 0 44 0
Rotherham United 2005–06[38] League One 34 1 0 0 2 0 36 1
2006–07[39] League One 18 0 0 0 2 0 20 0
Total 52 1 0 0 4 0 56 1
Chesterfield 2007–08[40] League Two 35 1 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 38 1
2008-09[41] League Two 38 2 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 44 2
2009–10[42] League Two 10 0 1 0 0 0 3[a] 0 14 0
2010–11[43] League Two 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2011–12[44] League One 12 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 14 0
Total 116 3 8 0 2 0 7 0 133 3
Crewe Alexandra 2012–13[45] League One 29 0 2 0 2 0 3[a] 0 36 0
2013–14[46] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 4 0
Total 32 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 40 0
Northampton Town 2013–14[46] League Two 15 0 15 0
2014–15[47] League Two 21 0 1 0 2 0 24 0
Total 36 0 1 0 2 0 39 0
Grimsby Town 2014–15[47] Conference Premier 14 0 1[b] 0 15 0
2015–16[48] Conference Premier 0 0 0 0 0[c] 0 0 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Career total 286 4 15 0 14 0 12 0 327 4
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ One appearance in the Play-Offs
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Personal life[edit]

Robertson studied a three-year degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting, Journalism at the Staffordshire University,[49] and worked at the Nottingham Post as part of a work placement, writing articles for them.[50]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chesterfield
Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 356. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Robertson determined to be up and running for new campaign". The Sentinel. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tranmere 0–0 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 23 September 2003. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nottingham Forest 1–1 Derby County". Derby County F.C. 27 September 2003. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Forest offer Robertson deal". BBC Sport. 28 May 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Megson begins rebuilding process". BBC Sport. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Millers make move for Robertson". BBC Sport. 27 May 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rotherham 1–2 Walsall". BBC Sport. 6 August 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Swansea 0–2 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 17 April 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Chesterfield bring in Robertson". BBC Sport. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Chester 0–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Mansfield 1–3 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 15 September 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Robertson earns Chesterfield deal". BBC Sport. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Morecambe 2–2 Chesterfield". Sky Sports. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Spireite facing lengthy lay-off". BBC Sport. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Harrow 0–2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Defender Gregor Robertson pens new Chesterfield deal". BBC Sport. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Surgery ends Robertson's season". Sky Sports. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Huddersfield 1–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 26 December 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Crewe snap up ex-Chesterfield defender Gregor Robertson". BBC Sport. 3 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Robertson Leaves Club". Crewe Alexandra FC. 16 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Gregor Robertson joins Northampton Town". Northampton Town F.C. 4 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Northampton 3–1 Oxford". BBC Sport. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Gregor Robertson extends contract". BBC Sport. 23 May 2014. 
  25. ^ "Gregor Robertson released by Cobblers". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Grimsby Town snap up Christian Jolley and Gregor Robertson". Grimsby Telegraph. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Christian Jolley and Gregor Robertson join Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Grimsby 0–1 Wrexham". BBC Sport. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  29. ^ "Massive blow for Grimsby Town as Gregor Robertson's season is over". Grimsby Telegraph. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  30. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1–1 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  31. ^ "Grimsby Town have re-signed defender Gregor Robertson". Grimsby Telegraph. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  32. ^ "Austria U21 1–3 Scotland U21". BBC Sport. 16 August 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Scotland U21 2–3 Belarus U21". BBC Sport. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  34. ^ Gregor Robertson career statistics at Soccerbase
  35. ^ Gregor Robertson profile at Soccerway
  36. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2003/2004". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2004/2005". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2005/2006". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  39. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2006/2007". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2007/2008". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2008/2009". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  42. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2009/2010". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  43. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2010/2011". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2011/2012". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  46. ^ a b "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2013/2014". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  47. ^ a b "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2014/2015". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Gregor Roberston in 2015/2016". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  49. ^ "Gregor Robertson's profile". LinkedIn. 
  50. ^ "Former Nottingham Forest defender Gregor Robertson on the trials of being a professional footballer". Nottingham Post. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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