Tommy Robertson

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Full nameThomas Robertson
Date of birth 17 October 1876 [1]
Place of birth East Benhar (Fauldhouse), Scotland
Date of death 13 August 1941(1941-08-13) (aged 64)
Place of death Harthill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
East Benhar [2]
Senior career*
1896–1898 Hearts 25 (18)
1898–1902 Liverpool 126 (32)
1902 Hearts 3 (0)
1902–1903 Dundee 13 (1)
1903 Manchester United 3 (0)
1905–? Bathgate
National team
1898 Scotland 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Robertson (1876 – 1941) was a Scottish international footballer who played for Liverpool between 1898 and 1902, helping them to a league title. He also won the Scottish League title with Heart of Midlothian.

Scottish people ethnic inhabitants of Scotland

The Scottish people or Scots, are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged from an amalgamation of two Celtic-speaking peoples, the Picts and Gaels, who founded the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century. Later, the neighbouring Celtic-speaking Cumbrians, as well as Germanic-speaking Anglo-Saxons and Norse, were incorporated into the Scottish nation.

Association football Team field sport

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Liverpool F.C. association football club

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Life and playing career

Born in Scotland, Robertson played for East Benhar, Heatherbell, Motherwell, Fauldhouse and Hearts - it is reported that the Edinburgh club took him on after an impressive performance making up their numbers in a reserve game at Fauldhouse. [1] He went on to win the Scottish League title with Hearts in 1897.

Motherwell F.C. association football club

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Heart of Midlothian F.C. association football club in Scotland

Heart of Midlothian Football Club, commonly known as Hearts, is a Scottish professional football club based in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, Scotland, that plays in the Scottish Premiership, the top tier in Scottish football. Hearts are the oldest football club in the Scottish capital, as they were formed in 1874 by a group of friends from the Heart of Midlothian Quadrille Assembly, whose name was influenced by Walter Scott's novel The Heart of Midlothian. The modern club crest is based on the Heart of Midlothian mosaic on the city's Royal Mile and the team's colours are predominantly maroon and white.

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Robertson was signed along with John Walker for £350 by Liverpool manager Tom Watson in March 1898. He made his debut in a Football League Division One against Sheffield Wednesday on 11 April 1898, scoring his first goal in the same match.

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The winger had a very successful time at Anfield missing just a single game in his first 2 seasons at the club, he even bagged a very respectable 19 goals, not bad for someone playing out on the flank. Robertson was an ever present in the 1900–01 season as the Reds went on to win their first league title.

Anfield football stadium, home of Liverpool F.C.

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Robertson left Liverpool at the end of the following season after making a further 25 appearances, returning to Edinburgh and Hearts. He also went on to play for Dundee, [3] Manchester United (one of the very few players to have played for both bitter rivals at each end of the East Lancs Road) and Bathgate.

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Robertson received one international cap for Scotland, playing against Ireland in a British Championship match on 26 March 1898 at Solitude, Belfast. He also managed to find the net in a 3–0 victory for Scotland.

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