(born 25 January 1946 in Footscray, Victoria
) is a former Australian rules footballer
in the VFL
and currently a football commentator.
Robertson was born in Footscray and recruited to the Carlton Football Club
after the Footscray Football Club
refused a request for a trial with the club. Robertson debuted in 1967 with the Blues and was a solid midfielder
The fact that he was taken from Footscray's recruitment zone became an issue two years into Robertson's career, when the Bulldogs asked for their rights to him as a player. Ken Greenwood
was cleared to the Bulldogs from Carlton and the dispute was resolved.
In 1968, 1970 and 1972, Robertson was a member of Carlton's premiership sides and was a serviceable player. He had played 125 games and kicked 86 goals for Carlton between 1966 and 1974, before moving to Footscray (in an ironic twist) late in 1974, only notching up 4 games and 1 goal.
In the 1980s Robertson became a Football commentator for the Seven Network
, continuing this role until 2001 when the Seven Network
lost the rights. He was signed with Fox Footy in 2002 but left the network in early 2002 for unknown reasons. In 2004 he was a radio commentator for 95.5 K-Rock