Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
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Robertson: James (Jimmy)

1912-1913 (Leeds City Player Details)

Inside Right

Born: Glasgow: 1880

Debut: v Fulham (a): 07-09-1912

5’8 1/2” 11st 4lb (1912)

Robertson, who was a goal-poaching Inside Forward started with Glasgow United, before moving to Birmingham & District League Crewe Alexandra, where he first came to prominence as a goal-scoring Inside Forward. In 1903 he was sold to newly promoted First Division Small Heath for £25 but failed to adapt to First Division Football. He only made six League appearances, scoring two goals and having one goalless F.A. Cup game before he was sold along with Jimmy Windridge and Bob McRoberts to Second Division Chelsea, for £50, two years later. He quickly re-established his goal-scoring credentials with thirteen goals in sixteen League games in his first season at Stamford Bridge. He was part of the Chelsea team that won promotion as Second Division runners-up in 1906-07, when he scored eight goals in thirteen games. In his two year stay at Chelsea he failed to command a regular first team spot but his twenty-one goals in twenty-nine League games and one goal in three F.A. Cup games enhanced his goal-scoring reputation. He moved on to Second Division Glossop North End in 1907 and in his two year stay at the Derbyshire club he scored twenty-eight goals in seventy League games and another goal in six F.A. Cup ties. He moved on to Leyton in 1909 before returning north of the border to play with Partick Thistle and Ayr United before joining Non-League Barrow in 1912. He arrived at Second Division Leeds City in July 1912 and soon won favouritism as he scored on debut and helped them gain their highest position in the club’s Football League history when they finished sixth in 1912-13. Robertson scored seven goals in twenty-seven League games and also played one F.A. Cup tie without scoring. It was his only season for City and he left for Gateshead in the close season and stayed for two years before retiring in 1915.

League 277
F.A. Cup 10