Archie Robertson
Archie Robertson
Archie Robertson
● Archie Robertson, c1911 (SR)

probably born in Scotland

Archibald Robertson was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward joined George Easton's Thistle circa August 1910.

He made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 6th September, 1911, in a 2-0 defeat away to Clyde in a Benefit match.

Archie scored his only goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 3rd January, 1912, in a 5-3 defeat away to St Mirren, also a Benefit match.

That turned out to be his second and last game as a Jag.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Archie died. *

Bio Extra

An inside forward who joined Thistle early in the 1910-11 season. Throughout his time at Firhill he was primarily a reserves player, and played a big part in the excellent campaign of 1911-12 in which Thistle finished as Scottish champions. Despite this success, Archie never got a look-in in first-team terms, having to settle for two low-key appearances in a couple of benefit matches. Where he came from and where he went to we're not quite sure but, early in August 1912, he was still a Jag: "Jas Fletcher, Jas McLaughlan, and Archie Robertson will be available and will play as amateurs" (SR, 02-Aug-1912).


Historian's note: We note via historian John Litster that an Archibald Robertson signed for Albion Rovers in August 1912. There are also press reports for an Archibald Robertson, centre forward, who signed for Bathgate in December 1913. The 21-year-old had newly returned from Canada where he had made quite an impression, appearing for Montreal Rangers around 30 times and averaging a goal-per-game. Before going to Canada, this Archie had reportedly played for 3rd Lanark Reserves.

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