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Pete Robertson
Pete Robertson
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Pete Robertson (Centre Half/Wing Half, 1898-99) – Peter Robertson initially played football for Polton Vale, based in Loanhead. He soon attracted wider interest and played in one match for Burnley in April 1895. Peter joined Cowdenbeath in summer 1898. Most of his family all moved through to Fife as well. That was a top quality Cowdenbeath side. He played in a Cowdenbeath team which won 4 trophies in 1899. He was a highly regarded left half or centre half. He then joined Raith Rovers and spent 2 years at Kirkcaldy. In 1901, he joined Dundee and became club captain. He was capped by Scotland v Ireland in 1903 after winning a League cap in 1902. Later in 1903, he badly hurt his knee and this more or less finished his football career. He did make a brief comeback with Nottingham Forest in 1904 but to no avail. His brother Sam Robertson meantime played for Cowden and Notts County. In August 1905, Pete Robertson emigrated to the USA with a number of his ex-Cowdenbeath colleagues to work in the mines at Belleville, Illinois. He died in the USA in 1929.

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