Andrew Robertson


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1994 (25 years old)

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Andrew Robertson (born 11 March 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool and the Scotland national team.

Robertson began his senior career with Queen's Park in 2012 before joining Dundee United a year later. His form in his first season as a professional led to him being named SPFA Young Player of the Year and also making his international debut. He joined Hull in July 2014 for a fee of £2.85 million.

Robertson was born in Glasgow and started his career at Giffnock SC. He played for Celtic as a youth but was let go at under-15 level for being too small. He captained his high school – St Ninian's High School in Giffnock – where he attended from 2006 to 2012 and from there moved to Queen's Park.

Focusing on his studies, Robertson was the brink of starting University at undergraduate degree level before he was called up to the first team at the beginning of the 2012-13 season after impressing at youth level for Queen's Park. He made his debut for the club in the Scottish Challenge Cup in a penalty shot out win win against Berwick Rangers. He went on to make a total of 40 appearances during the season, helping the club to a 3rd-place finish in the Scottish Third Division. His first goal for the club came in a 2–1 defeat to East Stirlingshire on 13 November 2012.

Robertson signed for Scottish Premiership side Dundee United, along with Queen's Park teammate Aidan Connolly, on 3 June 2013. He immediately became part of manager Jackie McNamara's first team plans, making his debut for the club on the opening day of the season in a 0–0 draw with Partick Thistle. On 22 September 2013, Robertson scored his first goal for Dundee United in a 2–2 draw, against Motherwell. It was an outstanding solo effort from Robertson, surging out of his own half, before sending a low, left-foot, drive in to the goal from 22 yards. Robertson agreed a new contract with United, until May 2016. He was voted SPFL young player of the month for September 2013 and player of the month for November 2013. On 12 April 2014, Robertson played in the Scottish Cup Semi-final against Rangers at Ibrox, which United won 3–1. 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.

In July 2014, Dundee United accepted an offer of £2.85 million for Robertson from English Premier League club Hull City. The transfer was completed on 29 July, as Robertson signed a three-year contract with Hull. He made his competitive debut on the opening day of the season in a 1–0 victory away to QPR. Robertson quickly settled at Hull and established himself in the side, winning the club's Player of the Month award for August 2014. His first goal for City came on 3 November 2015 away to Brentford where he opened the scoring in a 2–0 win to put Hull top of the table on goal difference.

Robertson was first selected by the Scotland under-21 team in October 2013. He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 win against Slovakia.

Robertson was first named in the Scotland squad for a friendly against Poland on 5 March 2014. He came on as a substitute in the second half, as Scotland won 1–0 in Warsaw. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said afterwards "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 made his first start for the national team in a 2–2 draw with Nigeria on 28 May 2014.

Robertson scored his first international goal in a friendly against England at Celtic Park in November 2014, scoring the only goal as Scotland were beaten 3–1.

Robertson was selected for the under-21 team in November 2015, as the full national team did not have a fixture.

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