Hope Robertson
Hope Robertson
Hope Robertson
● Hope Robertson, 1890 (TOF)

born in Scotland

Hope Ramsey Robertson was born on Friday, 17th January, 1868, in Govan, Glasgow.

The 12st 0lbs defender joined Thistle in 1889, having most recently been with Morton.

Aged 21, he made his first known appearance on Saturday, 10th August, 1889, in a 3-3 friendly draw away to Kilbirnie.

Hope scored his first known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 4th October, 1890, in a 2-2 friendly draw at home to Hibernian.

He scored the last of his 3 known goals on Saturday, 23rd September, 1893, in a 2-0 friendly win at home to Northern.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 19th May, 1894, in a 3-0 friendly defeat at home to Dumbarton, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 39 occasions.

His club-list included Minerva, Westburn, Morton, Partick Thistle, Woolwich Arsenal, Everton, Bootle, Airdrieonians, Walsall Town Swifts and Liverpool Police Athletic.

Hope died on Tuesday, 27th September, 1927, in Goole, Yorkshire, aged 59.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
22y, 8m, 17d goal.png 04.10.1890 Hibernian [h] D2-2 (Friendly)
25y, 7m, 2d goal.png 19.08.1893 Morton [a] W3-2 (SFL Second Division - game 1)
25y, 8m, 6d goal.png 23.09.1893 Northern [h] W2-0 (Friendly)

Historian's note: We speculate that Robertson [ii] and the here-profiled Hope Robertson may be one and the same. If that were to be the case, Hope's debut would have been as a trialist 18 months earlier than currently thought.


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