Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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Robertson: David Alexander (David)

1997-2001 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

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Born: Aberdeen: 17-10-1968

Debut v Arsenal (h): 09-08-1997

5’11” 11st 0lb (2000)

Robertson began his career with Deeside Boys Club before joining local club Aberdeen on 1st August 1986. After first picking up a Scottish League Runners-up medal from a 2-3 defeat by Rangers at Hampden Park before a crowd of 72,122 on 23rd October 1988 he went on to win a Scottish League Cup winners medal when Rangers were beaten 2-1 at Hampden Park, after extra time before a crowd of 61,190 on 22nd October 1989 and a Scottish Cup winners medal after Celtic had been beaten 9-8 on penalties after the teams had been locked at 0-0 after extra time at Hampden Park on 12th May 1990 with 60,493 watching, and in his time at Pittodrie he scored twice in one hundred and thirty five League games and once in fourteen Scottish League Cup ties but none in three games in the Scottish Cup and six games in European competitions, before he moved to Rangers for £970,000 on 2nd July 1991. With Rangers, he helped the club to a record nine championship titles in a row, featuring in six of them, from 1991-92 to 1996-97 and also picked up three Scottish Cup Winners’, in 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1995-96, and three Scottish League Cup Winners’ medals, in 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1996-97. After being capped at most Junior International levels, he was honoured with seven Under-Twenty-one, a “B” and three full caps for Scotland. Starting on 17th February 1987 when he made his debut for the Scotland Under-Twenty-One team as a substitute for Derek Whyte in a 4-1 win over The Republic of Ireland in Group Seven of the UEFA Under Twenty-One Competition at Easter Road, in front of 4,136. He continued his Scottish representative career at "B" level on 28th April 1987 when he played a full game in front of 7,500 in the 1-1 draw with France at Pittodrie. He gained his second Under Twenty-One cap on 16th February 1988 in front of 14,500 at Pittodrie as the Scots were defeated 0-1 by England in the Quarter-Finals of the UEFA Competition. His third cap came in the reverse fixture when England again triumphed 0-1 on 22nd March 1988 at City Ground, Nottingham with a crowd of 11,284. The following season he added two more Under-Twenty-One caps with games in Group Five of the UEFA competition with games against Norway and Yogoslavia. The first being on 13th September 1988 at the Marienlyst Stadium, Drammen, Norway with just 665 in attendance to see a 1-1 draw. The second being at Tynecastle, Edinburgh, with 4,023 in attendance on 18th October 1988 as the home side went down to Yugoslavia by 0-2. He took his Under-Twenty-One caps to six in the reverse fixture on 5th September 1989 in front of 9,000 in Slavonski Brod where the home team defeated Scotland 1-4. In his seventh and final appearance for the Under-Twenty-Ones he started the game in front of 6,137 at Muirton Park, Perth, home of St Johnstone, when he was replaced after sixty-seven minuutes by Raymond Sharp as Scotland won the reverse fixture with Norway by 2-0 on 14th November 1989. He also played for a Scottish League XI in a 1-0 win over Scotland in 1990. All of this led up to his being capped on three occasions by Scotland, while being with Rangers. He made his debut on 19th February 1992 with a full game in a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in a friendly at Hampden Park with a crowd of 13,650. His second came in a Group One World Cup Qualifier with Switzerland on 8th September 1993 in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland at Pittodrie in front of 21,500 when he again had a full game. In his third and final cap, he started the game but was replaced by John Collins of Celtic after sixty-five minutes in front of 36,809 at Hampden Park on 23rd March 1994. While at Ibrox he played one hundred and eighty-three League games, including one as a substitute, scoring fifteen goals together with a further three goals in twenty-six starts in Scottish Cup games and one goal in nineteen Scottish League Cup matches, including one as a substitute, as well as eighteen games in European competitions, without scoring, before joining Leeds United on 13th May 1997 for £500,000. Bought by George Graham to replace the injury prone Tony Dorigo, he found it difficult to settle in the EPL but was just adapting when he damaged a cartilage in training. Recurring injury problems and the emergence of Ian Harte, particularly as the club had also bought Danny Granville as cover due to Robertson’s inactivity, curtailed his spell in England having only played thirty-one times in four years at Elland Road before he was released on 31st May 2001. Reportedly suffering from suspect knees when he joined Leeds, he aggravated an already bad knee injury against Leicester City in February 1998 and never played again. He had a trial with Barnsley in 2000-01. He retired from football in 2001 but was back playing in May 2002 when he was appointed player/coach of Scottish Football League club Montrose. He only played seven League games, without scoring and three Cup and other games, where he netted once. From March 2003 he worked together Kenny Black at Elgin City where Robertson's position as Manager became untenable following the resignation of Black after a failed take-over bid and he left in December 2005. On 28th May 2006 Robertson was appointed co-manager of Montrose in partnership with Eddie Wolecki, who resigned just four months later, leaving Robertson in sole charge, but Robertson also resigned in January 2007. He took up a position of Director of Boy's coaching at Sereno Soccer Club in Phoenix , Arizona, and from there became Head Coach of Phoenix F.C. in the USL League in 2013.

League 24/20
F.A. Cup 10
League Cup 40