jimmy robertson - fact file

1963-1969        winger

Born on 17th December 1944 in Cardonald, Glasgow, Scotland.

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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 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.

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. 

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.

Eventually he moved on to play for Walsall and Crewe Alexandra, then after his playing days, he had a job where he sold insurance.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Cowdenbeath 1961 ?? ??  0 0
St. Mirren 1962 ?? ??  54 12
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1963 25,000 ??  177 + 4 as a sub 31
Arsenal October 1968 Swapped for David Jenkins ??  59 8
Ipswich Town March 1970 ?? ??  87 10
Stoke City 1972 ?? ??  114 12
Seattle Sounders (USA) 1976-77 ?? ??  29 3
Walsall 1977 ?? ??  16 10
Crewe Alexandra 1978 ?? ??  33 0

Career Record
Cowdenbeath
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
St. Mirren
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
153 + 4 as a sub League appearances; 25 goals
18 FA Cup appearances; 3 goals
2 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
4 European appearances; 3 goals
Arsenal
46 League appearances; 7 goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Ipswich Town

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Stoke City

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Seattle Sounders (USA)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Walsall
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Crewe Alexandra
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals

Honours
Scottish international
1 full cap;  0 goals
Debut :  1964 v Wales
Under-21 caps; goals
FA Cup winners medal 1966-1967  (THFC)

Milestones
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2009

Pre-match meal :  Steak, but after nutritional advice cereal and fruit salad.

What player of today would you have liked to play alongside :  Steven Gerrard

Which player from your playing days would have been worth 30 million today :  Jimmy Greaves and Dave Mackay.

Favourite away ground :  Anfield fantastic atmosphere and I made my debut there.

Most memorable game :  The Spurs debut at Liverpool and every game we won thereafter.

When were you at your best ? :  Mid 1960s to 1974.

Most difficult opponent ? :  Tony Dunne (Manchester United).

Hardest opponent ? :  Tommy Smith (Liverpool).

What was in your first pay packet ? :  35 a week at St. Mirren.

How would the team you played in fare in the Premier League ? :  We'd be unstoppable with the protection referees give to players now added to modern sports science and training methods.

What are you doing now ?  I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) and have been for 25-30 years.
 

 

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