Robbo: My Autobiography

Robbo: My Autobiography

John Robertson

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John 'Robbo' Robertson is a Hearts legend and the club's all-time record goalscorer in the league. He has a remarkable tally of 311 goals in 712 appearances for Heart of Midlothian FC.

Capped 16 times for Scotland, Robbo is Hearts' most successful striker in the modern era. His uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time and his sublime finishing touch have made him a footballing icon.

Now Robbo tells his own story in his own words. He recalls how football became his passion as a youngster, how he got his big break and why he didn't sign for Hibs - a particular sore point for Hearts' arch-rivals every time the 'Hammer of Hibs' scored one of his record 27 goals in an Edinburgh derby.

Robbo's recollections include brilliant insider stories about Brian Clough and Wallace Mercer, plus the heartbreak of losing the league in the season's closing minutes. He talks, too, about his family and how his life changed forever when he lost his father to cancer at the age of just fourteen.

John Robertson's life is an extraordinary one. His journey takes him from the parks and streets of Scotland's capital to the history books as one of the greatest players ever to pull on the Jambos' famous maroon jersey. ROBBO is a must-read for anyone who loves Hearts and loves football.

    Product Details


    Published: 6 June 2022

    Format: 198x129mm, Paperback

    Extent: 320 pages

    ISBN: 9781785303920


    Published: 4 November 2021

    Format: 234x153mm, Hardback

    Extent: 320 pages

    ISBN: 9781785303760

    About the Author

    John Robertson was born in Edinburgh in 1964. After playing for youth clubs in the capital with great success, his services were in demand from football clubs in Scotland and England. He joined Heart of Midlothian FC when he was 16 and spent most of career there, becoming one of the club’s most successful and popular players ever and their all-time top scorer in the league. He also played for Scotland and won 16 caps. His last game for Hearts was in 1998.

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