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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:

Men's 1st Team 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

Competitive Debut: Saturday, 9th September 1905, Blackpool 0 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 28 years 6 months 15 days

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


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1905 / 06 32300035
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 38 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
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

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1905 / 06 3
1906 / 07 1

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jacky Robertson made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Friendly19th Aug 1905Chelsea10Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly24th Aug 1905Chelsea70Chelseaunknown match lost
Friendly13th Dec 1905Chelsea01Corinthians (UK)8,000 match lost
Friendly12th Sep 1906Crystal Palace40Chelsea2,000 match lost

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances
1905 / 06 2
1906 / 07 4

Non-First-Team Goals

1905 / 06 1

Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jacky Robertson made 6 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
Reserve League11th Nov 1905Chelsea26Queens Park Rangersunknown match lost scored 1 goal
Friendly17th Apr 1906Chelsea02Sparta Rotterdam2,000 match lost
Reserve League10th Sep 1906Brentford31Chelsea8,000 match lost
Reserve League24th Sep 1906Chelsea00Reading2,000 match drawn
Reserve League10th Oct 1906Reading21Chelsea8,000 match lost
Reserve League18th Oct 1906Chelsea22Fulham3,500 match drawn

Chelsea Manager Career Summary

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

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

Players In

May 1905Jacky Robertsonunknown
May 1905Martin Moranunknown
May 1905Jack Kirwanunknown
May 1905Michael Byrneunknown
May 1905Fred Wolffunknown
May 1905Charles Donaghyunknown
May 1905Tommy Millerunknown
May 1905Bob McEwanunknown
Jul 1905H Harrisunknown
Jul 1905Walter Toomerunknown
Jul 1905Willie Porterunknown
Jul 1905David Copelandunknown
Jul 1905Jimmy Millerunknown
Aug 1905George Keyunknown
Aug 1905Jimmy Windridgeunknown
Aug 1905Francis O'Haraunknown
Aug 1905James Craigieunknown
Aug 1905Bob McRobertsunknown
Aug 1905Bob Mackieunknown
Sep 1905William Foulkeunknown
Sep 1905James Watsonunknown
Oct 1905Frank Pearsonunknown
Oct 1905Tommy McDermottunknown
Jan 1906Joseph Waltonunknown
Jan 1906Ron Brebnerunknown
Feb 1906Charles Harrisunknown
Apr 1906Bob Whitingunknown
Apr 1906George Hendersonunknown
Apr 1906Peter Proudfootunknown
May 1906George Hilsdonunknown
Jul 1906Robert Bushunknown
Aug 1906Ted Birnieunknown
Aug 1906David McCartneyunknown
Nov 1906Ben Whitehouseunknown
Nov 1906Billy Bridgemanunknown

Players Out

Apr 1906William Foulke
May 1906Francis O'Hara
May 1906Fred Wolff
Jun 1906Walter Toomer
Jun 1906James Watson
Jul 1906Jimmy Miller
Jul 1906H Harris
Aug 1906Bob McEwan
Oct 1906Frank Pearson
Oct 1906Jacky Robertson
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: 60.53%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 38 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 (16)
James Craigie (2)
Charles Donaghy (3)
William Foulke (31)
Johnny Goodwin (2)
H Harris (1)
George Henderson (4)
George Hilsdon (2)
George Key (31)
Jack Kirwan (32)
Bob Mackie (31)
Tommy McDermott (23)
Bob McEwan (16)
Bob McRoberts (32)
Tommy Miller (27)
Martin Moran (32)
Francis O'Hara (2)
Frank Pearson (25)
Willie Porter (2)
Peter Proudfoot (2)
James Robertson (19)
Walter Toomer (1)
Joseph Walton (3)
James Watson (11)
Bob Whiting (3)
Jimmy Windridge (21)
Fred Wolff (1)

Chelsea FC manager Jacky Robertson