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Andrew Robertson Biography

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One of the most progressive players recently, Andrew Robertson life story is kind of fantastic, which makes everyone keen of reading his biography.

Born on 11 March 1994, Andrew Robertson is a professional football player, who serves at Liverpool, one of the giants of the

English Premier League

. Since he was born in Glasgow and supported Celtic in childhood, Robertson started his career in the youth academy of the most famous Scottish club, Celtic. However, unlike many other professional Scottish players, the success path for Andrew Robertson did not pass from Celtic.

The reason of leaving Celtic and moving to Queen’s Park is one of the most shocking parts of

Andrew Robertson Life story

. At that club, Andrew advanced to the senior level. Andrew was released from the Under 15 Celtic team, because of being physically small!

Andrew, himself, later said about this happening: “There was a transition going on at Celtic at the time where a new head of youth (Chris McCart) had come in. I did not fit his bill. He came from Motherwell who were full of big lads and were physical. He ignored me from the moment he set his eyes on my body. Yes, I was small. I am still not big now but it took me time to grow and fill out to this stage. Looking back on it now, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I did not like him for it but it was the best decision for me. Being rejected was hard because I was a Celtic fan from birth but it really helped me become the man I am.”

Andrew Robertson nationality

is Scottish and in August 2012, when he was eighteen, Robertson played his first professional match ever, for

Queen’s Park

. It will shock you if you find out that Robertson started his senior career at what level of football in his own country. Queen’s Park was a club in the Scottish third division.

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All You Need to Know About Andrew Robertson Bio

Being rejected from Celtic Under 15 team, Andy Robertson moved to Queen’s Park youth team. Those years, he had a very difficult life, struggling to earn money and supply his own expenses. He played one season at the Queen’s Park senior team at Scottish third division, and afterwards, Dundee United from the Scottish Premier League signed him. His performances at the Scotland top flight, provided him an offer from the English Premier League side

Hull City

. He spent three seasons with Hull, and then moved to British giants Liverpool.

Andrew Robertson is playing for Scotland national team since 2014, and has worn the Captaincy armband since 2018.

The Scottish man has experienced a lot of fluctuations in his life. He had no professional job in 2012, while playing for the amateur club Queen’s Park. However, after just eight years, he was among the history makers of

Liverpool

club, collected UEFA Champions League and Premier League trophies in two consecutive seasons.   

Andrew Robertson Information

As the first item on our article of 

Andrew Robertson biography

, let's see who he is in brief.

Andrew Robertson Bio

  •     Full Name:

    Andrew Henry Robertson

  •     Nickname:

    Andy – Robbo

  •     Profession:

    Professional Football Player

Andrew Robertson Physical Stats

  •     Weight:

    64 Kilograms

  •     Height:

    1.78 Meters

  •     Eye Color:

    Hazel

  •     Hair Color:

    Light Brown

Andrew Robertson Football Information

  •     Position:

    Defender (Left Back)

  •     Jersey Number:

    26

  •     Professional Debut:

    2012

Andrew Robertson Date of Birth and Personal Info

  •     Date of Birth:

    11 March 1994

  •     Birth Place:

    Glasgow, Scotland

  •     Zodiac Sign:

    Pisces

  •     Nationality:

    Scottish

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Andrew Robertson Early Life

Andrew was born on 11 March 1994.

Andrew Robertson childhood

was spent in his place of birth, Glasgow, the most populous city in Scotland. He was born to Martina Sanchez and Brian Robertson, respectively his mother and father. Andrew’s dad, nicknamed Pop, was an amateur football player. As Brian Robertson suffered from a spinal injury, he was forced to wear a back brace and consequently he was stopped from playing professional football.

From 2006 to 2012, Andrew attended to St Ninian's High School in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire. He had also the captain role in the football team. Moreover, Andy Robertson played for Giffnock Soccer Centre.

Andrew Robertson Profile

Andrew Robertson began his youth career at Celtic, his favored football club and arguably the best one in his own country. However, things did not go well at

Celtic

and a strange happening separated him from the club he liked to play at.

Robertson moved to Queen’s Park’s youth academy in 2009. At the beginning of the 2012-13 season, Andy progressed to the Queen’s Park first team. He played 43 matches for Queen’s Park that season, 34 out of them were in the Scottish third division.

In June 2013, Robertson signed for the top flight club, Dundee United. According the deal, Queen’s Park was involved in Robertson’s future transfers. It did not take a long time for Andrew to become part of his manager’s plans, as he made his debut for Dundee United on the opening day of the season. In September 2013, Robertson scored his first goal for Dundee United. For both September and November that year, he was voted SPFL young player of the month.

After a short period of time, Robertson agreed a new contract with Dundee United, until May 2016. In April 2014, Robertson won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award and was also named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year for the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership.

Despite having contract until 2016, Dundee United accepted a 2.85 million-pound offer from Hull City for Andrew Robertson in July 2014. So that, Robertson signed a three-year contract with the Premier League side Hull City. As a newly-joined player, Andy Robertson made his debut on the opening day of the season, and surprisingly won the club's Player of the Month award for August 2014, his only first month at the club. Bad news was that Hull City were relegated to the Championship at the end of Robertson’s first season in charge.

Andy managed to stay at the club and help them fight for returning back to the Premier League, the goal which was reached soon. They won the Championship play off Final against Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 to secure promotion to the Premier League. Hull City spent just one season back in the top flight and they were relegated again.

This time, Robertson did not stay at the club, as he had faced a wonderful offer. In July 2017, he signed a long-term deal with Liverpool for an initial fee of £8 million. Like Hull City, his start at Liverpool was impressive, as he won the Man of the Match award in his debut for The Reds. Alberto Moreno’s injury gave Robertson the opportunity of playing regularly for Liverpool, and the Scottish grabbed fans’ attention by his high quality performances. He scored his first Liverpool goal in the last fixture of the 2017-18 season.

Robertson’s place was secured in Liverpool line-up in 2018-19 season. He was entitled the best left back in the world by Phil Neville. Robertson signed a new contract with Liverpool in January 2019, until 2024. In April 2019, he was named in the PFA Team of the Year alongside Liverpool teammates,

Trent Alexander-Arnold

,

Sadio Mané

, and

Virgil Van Dijk

. The season ended for Robertson with a memorable UEFA

Champions League

trophy.

The 2019-20 season saw Andy Robertson’s first goal in European competitions. That season, he succeeded to register 12 assists in the Premier League. The season ended the 30 years of Liverpool fans’ waiting for a top flight and Premier League Championship.

At international level, after featuring for the Under 21 team, Andrew Robertson was named in the Scotland squad for a friendly against Poland on 5 March 2014 and he came on as a substitute. Gordon Strachan, then Scotland manager, said after Robertson’s international debut: “Andy came on there and the first time he picked it up he drove about 30 yards. I thought 'that's fantastic'. Absolutely no grey area, I'm going to do what I do. I loved seeing that first touch.”

Robertson scored his first goal for the Scotland national team in a friendly against England at Celtic Park in November 2014. In his fifth year of Scotland national team membership, Andrew Robertson was appointed as Scotland captain by manager Alex McLeish.

In 2020, Scotland and Robertson qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 following a penalty shoot-out win against Serbia. It will be Scotland's first major tournament appearance since 1998, ending 22 years of not qualifying for neither FIFA World Cup nor European Championship.

Style of Play

Andy Robertson has caught the eyes of fans and pundits since his Liverpool debut. Former Liverpool captain Sir Kenny Dalglish has said about Robertson: “For me, there are few, if any, better than him in his position.”

Pace, energy, and both crossing and dribbling abilities has made Andrew Robertson one of the best full-backs in the world. His, and also Trent Alexander-Arnold’s level lets Jurgen Klopp implement a variety of tactics against different rivals.

Fabio Aurelio, a former Liverpool left back sais about Andy: “One thing that calls my attention is that he's always improving, he's not comfortable in his situation being first choice.”

Reception

All people who know Andrew Robertson or work with him approve that he is an affable and kind guy. And another notable point about the Scottish man is his toughness. John Gallagher, Robertson’s coach at under-14 and under-15 level for Celtic says: “As a kid, if someone went over the top on Andy, he would chase them down. He will not shy away from confrontation. He can do the public face. he always speaks very well. But he is a beast on the pitch.”

John Rankin, his team mate at Dundee United also mention Robertson’s Wisdom as one of his major traits.

Goal Celebration

The Scottish left back of Liverpool has not a special kind of goal celebration, by which he becomes famous. However, his run toward the fans at Anfield is such an energetic celebration, like his German coach one.

Andrew Robertson Outside Football

Andy Robertson has experienced so many difficulties in his life. He has a latterly-famed tweet, posted in 2012, in which he complains of unemployment and having no money. Yes, you are right. He was a football player in 2012, but at the amateur club of Queen’s Park, which only paid their players travel expenses.

Robertson says about those years: “At Queen's Park you just got your travel expenses so I found a job on the tills at M&S on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. I once showed Vincent Kompany to his seat, Scotland played Belgium and I was told to show [the injured] Kompany to his seat and give him a programme. He won't remember it.”

In 2020, Andy Robertson and the other Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold starred in their own digital series on IGTV called 'Wingmen'. Robertson also released a book in 2020. The book is mainly focused on the 2019-20 season and the Liverpool’s life-long remembered campaign.

Andrew Robertson Personal Life

In this part of Andrew Robertson biography, we take a look at his personal life. It is interesting for you to know Andrew Robertson favorite sound is that of sea waves. Additionally, we should also note that

Andrew Robertson religion

is Christianity.

Family, Children and Relationships

Andrew Robertson was born on 11 March 1994 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father is Brian Robertson and his mother’s name is Martina Sanchez. He has only one sibling, his little brother. Brian Robertson was a football player and also a friend of famous Scottish football players Jim Duffy and Charlie Nicholas.

Andy Robertson is engaged to Rachel Roberts. They have a son, named Rocco. Their child was born on 26 August 2017. Robertson and Roberts are high school friends having met each other at St. Ninian High School.

Robertson said about his love: “Rachel was the year below me in school [near Glasgow], but we hung about with the same friends. We got together when I was 19. She always winds me up. There was a memory on Facebook from eight years ago and I wished her happy birthday just after midnight. She says now: ‘Yeah, that was you trying to get in early doors.’ Obviously, being a proud man, I denied it. But she might have a point.”

Philanthropy

Andy Robertson has launched his own charity in Scotland. This charity considers to give young people across Scotland an equal start in life. They approach their goal through football-themed projects and support children who suffer social problems and illnesses. All the revenue from Andrew Robertson’s book will go to Robertson’s foundation.

In 2018, A young Liverpool fan gave his pocket money to a local food bank. Robertson donated a signed Liverpool shirt of his teammate Roberto Firmino to the boy. Futhermore, the Sunday Times reported in March 2020 that Andrew Robertson had donated remarkable amounts to food banks in the Glasgow area.

Legal Issues

Being known as a kind and helping person, there has not recorded a valid legal issue about Andrew Robertson.

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Andrew Robertson Career Statistics

In this part of Andrew Robertson biography, let us take a look at career statistics of this progressive player, both in club and international levels.

Club

Since he features as a left back, nobody expects him a high scoring statistics. At Queen’s Park, Andy Robertson played 43 matches in a single season and registered two goals. In his first season at Scottish Premier League and Dundee United, Robertson made 44 appearances and scored five goals.

Then he moved to Hull City and made an overall of 115 appearances and scored 5 goals during his three-year spell. Finally, he signed for Liverpool and has made 150 appearances so far, including 110 matches in the Premier League. In this period, Robertson has managed to score five goals.

International

Since 2014, Andrew Robertson has played 40 competitive matches for the Scotland national team. In his international career, Robertson has scored three goals, against England, Lithuania, and Cyprus.

Andrew Robertson Honors

Andrew Robertson has achieved many titles through his career and also has won several individual awards.

At Dundee United, Robertson reached the Scottish Cup Final match in 2013-14 season. Winning the Football League Championship play-offs in 2016 is considered to be Andrew Robertson’s single triumph at Hull City. After moving to Liverpool, Robertson reached the final match of UEFA Champions League in two consecutive editions.

He won the second one in the 2018-19 season. The UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup were other titles Robertson won in 2019. Ultimately, the latest trophy of Liverpool and Robertson came in 2019-20 season, where they won the Premier League in the 2019-20 season. This trophy came after three decades of failure in winning the league title.

Now it is time to mention some of the major individual awards, achieved by Andrew Robertson. He was named the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and also member of the PFA Scotland Team of the Year in 2013-14. In the Liverpool stint, Andy Robertson was selected for the PFA Team of the Year, both in 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Being included the UEFA Champions League squad of the 2018-19 season and the UEFA team of the 2019 were the other notable individual successes of Andy Robertson.

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