Jimmy Robertson

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Jimmy Robertson
0Full Name James Robertson
0Date of Birth 1880
0Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland
0Position Inside right
0Chelsea career 1905-1907
0Debut 30 September 1905
0Games (goals) 31 (22)
0Other clubs Crewe Alexandra
Small Heath
Partick Thistle
Ayr United
Leeds City
Gateshead Town

James "Jimmy" Robertson (1880 – after 1955) was a Scottish inside right who joined Chelsea at the start of the club's first season in 1905, and played for the club until 1907.

Born in Glasgow, he moved to England to join Crewe Alexandra, then playing in the Birmingham & District League, where he made his name as a goal-poacher. He signed for Small Heath, newly-promoted to the Football League First Division in 1903 for a fee of £25, but failed to adapt to League football. Two years later, along with fellow Small Heath players Jimmy Windridge and Bob McRoberts, he moved to Chelsea.

Robertson scored on his Chelsea debut; the only goal of the game at Leicester Fosse. He went on to score 21 league goals for Chelsea, plus one of the six goals in the club's first FA Cup match against a side representing the 1st Grenadier Guards. Robertson left Chelsea in 1907, and spells followed with Leyton, Partick Thistle, Ayr United, Barrow, Leeds City and Gateshead Town, before he retired in 1915.

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