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Chelsea FC Profile: Jacky Robertson

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Full Name: John Tait Robertson

Born: Sunday, 25th February 1877
Place of birth: Dumbarton, Scotland
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Thursday, 24th January 1935 (aged 57)
Place of death: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Burial: Buried - Rutherglen Cemetery, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland - Section E Lair 786

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1905 to 1906
Manager from 1905 to 1906

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1905 to Oct 1906) - cost: unknown
Coventry City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 2nd September 1905, Stockport County 1 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 28 years 6 months 8 days

Last Appearance: Saturday, 20th October 1906, Burton United 2 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 33300036
1906 / 07 300003


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 700007

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jacky Robertson made 39 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League2nd Sep 1905Stockport County10Chelsea7,000 match lost
League9th Sep 1905Blackpool01Chelsea4,000 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Sep 1905Chelsea51Hull City6,000 match won
League16th Sep 1905Bradford City11Chelsea17,000 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1905Chelsea10West Bromwich Albion10,123 match won
League30th Sep 1905Leicester Fosse01Chelsea7,000 match won
F.A. Cup7th Oct 1905Chelsea61First Grenadier Guards5,000 match won
League14th Oct 1905Lincoln City14Chelsea3,000 match won
League21st Oct 1905Chelsea01Chesterfield Town10,000 match lost
F.A. Cup28th Oct 1905Southern United01Chelsea7,000 match won
League30th Oct 1905Burslem Port Vale32Chelsea5,000 match lost
F.A. Cup18th Nov 1905Crystal Palace71Chelsea3,000 match lost
League25th Nov 1905Leeds City00Chelsea20,000 match drawn
League2nd Dec 1905Chelsea30Burton United7,000 match won
League9th Dec 1905Chelsea20Grimsby Town7,000 match won
League16th Dec 1905Gainsborough Trinity02Chelsea8,000 match won
League23rd Dec 1905Chelsea00Bristol City25,000 match drawn
League25th Dec 1905Manchester United00Chelsea35,000 match drawn
League26th Dec 1905Glossop24Chelsea6,000 match won scored 1 goal
League30th Dec 1905Chelsea42Stockport County12,000 match won
League6th Jan 1906Chelsea60Blackpool6,000 match won scored 1 goal
League20th Jan 1906Chelsea42Bradford City14,000 match won
League27th Jan 1906West Bromwich Albion11Chelsea25,000 match drawn
League5th Feb 1906Chelsea33Leicester Fosse6,000 match drawn
League10th Feb 1906Hull City43Chelsea7,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League17th Feb 1906Chelsea42Lincoln City3,000 match won
League24th Feb 1906Chesterfield Town02Chelsea7,000 match won
League3rd Mar 1906Chelsea70Burslem Port Vale10,000 match won scored 1 goal
League10th Mar 1906Barnsley12Chelsea7,900 match won
League17th Mar 1906Chelsea61Clapton Orient15,000 match won scored 1 goal (1 Pen)
League24th Mar 1906Burnley20Chelsea8,000 match lost
League31st Mar 1906Chelsea40Leeds City9,000 match won
League7th Apr 1906Burton United24Chelsea10,000 match won
League13th Apr 1906Chelsea11Manchester United67,000 match drawn
League14th Apr 1906Grimsby Town11Chelsea6,000 match drawn scored 1 goal
League16th Apr 1906Chelsea00Glossop30,000 match drawn
League22nd Sep 1906West Bromwich Albion12Chelsea25,562 match won
League13th Oct 1906Chelsea20Lincoln City10,000 match won
League20th Oct 1906Burton United21Chelsea4,000 match lost

Chelsea Manager Career Summary

Manager from: May, 1905
Manager until: November, 1906

PlayedWonDrawnLostForAgainstWin %Goals / Game
F.A. Cup32018866.67%2.67

Players In

May 1905Martin Moranunknown
May 1905Jacky Robertsonunknown
May 1905Jack Kirwanunknown
May 1905Michael Byrneunknown
May 1905Fred Wolfeunknown
May 1905Tommy Millerunknown
May 1905Charles Donaghyunknown
Jul 1905Willie Porterunknown
Jul 1905David Copelandunknown
Jul 1905Walter Toomerunknown
Aug 1905Jimmy Windridge£190
Aug 1905Bob McRoberts£100
Aug 1905Bob McEwanunknown
Aug 1905Francis O'Haraunknown
Aug 1905Bob Mackieunknown
Aug 1905George Keyunknown
Aug 1905James Craigieunknown
Aug 1905Charles Harrisunknown
Sep 1905James Watsonunknown
Sep 1905William Foulke£20
Oct 1905Frank Pearson£250
Oct 1905Tommy McDermottunknown
Jan 1906Ron Brebnerunknown
Jan 1906Joseph Waltonunknown
Apr 1906Peter Proudfootunknown
Apr 1906Geordie Hendersonunknown
Apr 1906Bob Whitingunknown
May 1906George Hilsdonunknown
Jul 1906Robert Bushunknown
Aug 1906David McCartneyunknown
Aug 1906Ted Birnieunknown
Nov 1906Billy Bridgemanunknown
Nov 1906Ben Whitehouseunknown

Players Out

Apr 1906William Foulke
May 1906Fred Wolfe
May 1906Francis O'Hara
Jun 1906James Watson
Jun 1906Walter Toomer
Aug 1906Bob McEwan
Sep 1906Michael Byrne
Oct 1906Jacky Robertson
Oct 1906Frank Pearson
Nov 1906Tommy McDermott

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Jacky passed away at The Royal Cancer Hospital in Milton, Glasgow, Scotland

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Chelsea FC Player Jacky Robertson

Games Won: 23
Win Percentage: 58.97%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 54 appearances, Jacky Robertson played alongside the following 29 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ted Birnie (2)
Michael Byrne (3)
David Copeland (18)
James Craigie (2)
Charles Donaghy (3)
William Foulke (32)
Joe Goodwin (2)
Charles Harris (1)
Geordie Henderson (4)
George Hilsdon (2)
George Key (32)
Jack Kirwan (34)
Bob Mackie (32)
Tommy McDermott (22)
Bob McEwan (17)
Bob McRoberts (33)
Tommy Miller (27)
Martin Moran (34)
Francis O'Hara (2)
Frank Pearson (25)
Willie Porter (1)
Peter Proudfoot (2)
James Robertson (19)
Walter Toomer (1)
Joseph Walton (3)
James Watson (11)
Bob Whiting (3)
Jimmy Windridge (22)
Fred Wolfe (1)

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