Skinny, jinking winger Jimmy Robertson wrote his name into Tottenham Hotspur history by scoring in the 1967 FA Cup final and proved a useful player for the side during the years of the middle 1960s.
Coming to Tottenham from St. Mirren after beginning his career at Middlesbrough, playing for their junior sides and then turning professional with Cowdenbeath, the Scot took a little while to break into the first team, but when he did, he showed that he could give good service to the front men. Not only could he do that, but he was an adept finisher as well, often coming in from the wing to flash a shot past the keeper. Jimmy made his Scottish international debut seven months after joining Spurs
His tricky wing play created many goals for Greaves, Gilzean and Chivers and it was a surprise when Tottenham traded him in a straight swap for Arsenal midfielder David Jenkins. There is little doubt in the minds of many Spurs fans that Arsenal got the better of the deal, with Jenkins never really settling and nobody was quite sure what role he was playing, while Robertson did well for Arsenal, although only stayed for 18 months as manager Bertie Mee favoured George Armstrong over the Scotsman and so allowed him to join Ipswich Town in 1970. He helped the Suffolk side stave off relegation.
Jimmy produced a similarly successful set of performances at Portman Road, supplying crosses for the likes of Trevor Whymark and Frank Clarke. his two years there came to an end with a move to Stoke City, enjoying a long stay at the Potters. It was while at Victoria Road that he won another trophy - the Watney Cup.
Eventually he moved on to play for Walsall (managed by Dave Mackay) and Crewe Alexandra, then after his playing days, he had a job where he sold insurance for Gillen FInancial Services in Newcastle-under-Lyme.