Robertson, Lammie

Birth Date

27th September 1947


Paisley, Renfrewshire

Biographical Text

A hugely-popular figure amongst supporters, and a member of the 1977 promotion team, Lammie Robertson played for Exeter City between 1974 and 1977. He joined the club from Brighton & HA and left to sign for Leicester City. Arriving at St James’ Park in exchange for Fred Binney, he had enjoyed a successful spell at Halifax Town earlier in his career and - after a spell at Peterborough - finished his career back in Yorkshire with Bradford City. 

Burnley signed Lammie as a 19-year-old from Glasgow Benburb in September 1966, but he had to wait for his league debut until moving to Bury in June 1968 when he played five times for the Gigg Lane club. His next move to Halifax Town in February 1969 was to prove to be a successful one as he won a regular place in the side and scored 20 goals in 150 league games. He was transferred to Brighton and Hove Albion in December 1972 and featured in 46 league games, scoring nine goals.

Lammie's move to Exeter City in June 1974 was part of a transfer and player exchange deal that took Fred Binney to the south coast club and Robertson and John Templeman to St James’ Park. Robertson, regarded as one of the finest ball and creative players to have worn the City shirt, also had his fair share of run-ins with the referee. This led him to being sent off on more than one occasion. Nonetheless, he still played in 133 league matches for the Grecians and scored 25 goals.

It wasn’t long before other clubs started to notice this undoubted talent and Lammie eventually left Exeter for £8,000, signing for Leicester City in September 1977. He only played seven league matches for Leicester and in October 1978 moved on to Peterborough United. His stay was again a short one though for after just 15 league appearances and one goal he signed for Bradford City in January 1979. This was to be his last League club, playing until the end of the 1980/81 season and adding 43 league games and three goals to his career tally.

Lammie was appointed player-manager at Northwich Victoria in July 1981 and, after his playing career finished he became an independent financial advisor, and scout for Sheffield United whilst living in Cheshire where he remained until his death in Macclesfield in December 2023 at the age of seventy-six.



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Fond memories of Lammie-really skilfull & entertaining.


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