Player #34

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Dick Robertson
Dick Robertson

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Dick Robertson
Dick Robertson

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Dick Robertson

Position

Centre Back

From

1884-85

To

1886-87

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Dick Robertson

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

23
24
25

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

3
1
0
2

Starts

3
1
0
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Richard Rex Robertson

Birth Date

December 1860

Birth Place

Hockley, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Birmingham Excelsior FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Excelsior FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Stourbridge FC

For

Free

On

1886

Subsequent Clubs

Stourbridge FC |

Dick Robertson
Dick Robertson

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Dick Robertson
Dick Robertson

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1884-86 Free, 3 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Monday, 3 November 1884

Debut Appearance

Monday, 3 November 1884

Wednesbury Town (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 11 December 1886

Wolverhampton Wanderers (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 11 December 1886

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1921, Aged 61

Dick Robertson

Player #34 for Aston Villa, Richard Rex Robertson, known as Dick Robertson played as a centre half for the club. Dick represented Villa between 1884-85 and 1886-87.

Dick was born in Hockley less than 3 miles from Villa’s current ground in December 1860 and made his debut as a 23 year old on 3rd November 1884.

Villa had signed Dick from Excelsior FC and he went on to represent the club 3 times across the three seasons. Despite playing so few games 2 came in the early rounds of Villa’s run to their first FA Cup success in 1886-87.

Dick’s final game for Villa came on the 11th December 1886 in the first game of the 3rd Round fixture vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers which would ultimately run to 4 games including 3 replays until Villa finally settled the fixture in their favour. Dick subsequently moved on to Stourbridge FC.

Dick played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role which from the 1884-85 season was led by George Ramsay.

Dick passed away in Birmingham in 1921 aged 61.