Andrew Robertson Profile
|Short Name||Andy Robertson|
|Born||Mar 11, 1994|
After rising through the ranks at Scotland, Robertson joined Hull City and then Liverpool, where he has gone on to win both the Champions League and Premier League.
After modest beginnings in the lower leagues of Scotland, Andy Robertson has become one of the best left-backs in world soccer. Robertson has won six major honours across two countries and three leagues.
Robertson is the current captain of the Scottish national team, while also a regular starter for Liverpool in the Premier League.
Known for his high work-rate and lung-bursting sprints on the pitch, Robertson has quickly become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side that went on to win both the Champions League and Premier League.
In 2020, Robertson released his first book focused on Liverpool's 2019/20 campaign. The proceeds of his book will go to Robertson's foundation, AR26, which helps under-privileged children in Scotland.
Additionally, after forming a strong partnership with fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold on the pitch, the duo starred in their own digital series on IGTV called Wingmen.
Scottish roots and joining the Tigers
Robertson began his career as a youth player at Celtic before moving to Queen's Park in 2012 where he began his senior career.
In his first professional season, Robertson quickly cemented his place in the first team, making 40 appearances while helping Queen's Park to a third-placed finish in the Scottish Third Division.
With a successful first season under his belt he moved to Dundee United. There his performances led him to be named PFA Scotland Young player of the Year as well as earning him a call-up and debut for the Scottish national team. He also finished as a runner-up in the Scottish Cup when Dundee lost to St Johnstone.
After just a year in Dundee, Robertson was on the move again - this time to Hull City for a fee of £2.85million in July 2014.
Despite the club's relegation from the Premier League in 2014/15, Robertson stood out as a key performer for Steve Bruce's side. As a result, rumours started to circulate, with both Everton and Liverpool showing an interest.
Becoming a red
Robertson signed a long-term deal with Liverpool on July 21, 2017, for an initial fee of £8million.
He made his debut on August 19 in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and was named man of the match. After an injury to first-choice left-back Alberto Moreno, Robertson was given a run of games in the team and he quickly won over the Liverpool faithful.
Robertson topped off his resounding first season with Liverpool by scoring his first goal on the final day in a 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Robertson supplanted Moreno as first choice left-back the following season and became instrumental in Liverpool's title push. Despite Jurgen Klopp's side eventually missing out on top spot, his performances earned him a place in the PFA Team of the Year.
After a remarkable run in the competition, which included an inspired comeback from 4-0 down against Barcelona, Liverpool reached the Champions League final for a second successive year - they had lost the previous final 3-1 to Real Madrid.
On June 1, 2019, Robertson started as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to secure their sixth European Cup. In doing so, he became the first Scot since 1997 to win the trophy.
The following season, Robertson was again influential as Liverpool set the league record for the earliest title win (seven games to spare) and the most consecutive home wins (24).
After the season was halted for more than three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Robertson eventually finished the season with 12 assists. It was a total only bettered by team-mate Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.
Scottish national team
His substitute appearance in the 1-0 win clearly impressed then Scotland manager Gordon Strachan who subsequently gave him his first start for Scotland on May 28 in a 2-2 draw against Nigeria.
Robertson scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-1 loss to rivals England in November 2014. After his impressive performances for his club sides, Robertson was named captain of the national team by manager Alex McLeish.
In 2020, with Robertson still as captain, Scotland won a nail-biting penalty shootout against Serbia to qualify for Euro 2020 - their first major tournament since 1998.
In the group stage of the competition, Scotland were pitted against England, Croatia and Czech Republic. However, despite Robertson impressing, Scotland were only able to win a single point, with it coming at Wembley in a 0-0 against the Three Lions.
Robertson is engaged to high school sweetheart Rachel Roberts. Together they have two children, a son Rocco and a daughter called Aria.
In 2019, Robertson signed a new contract with Liverpool until 2024. According to Spotrac, Robertson's contract is worth around £13million (£50,000 a week).
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- Aug 10, 2021