Hearts legend John Robertson will be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame at this year’s annual dinner at Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park on Sunday 27 October.
A successful player and coach, John is among five inductees to be honoured at this year’s glittering awards event. Four further inductees will be announced at the dinner in October.
John is the most prolific goalscorer in the history of Heart of Midlothian FC, scoring 214 league goals including a record 27 competitive goals against city rivals Hibernian.
Apart from a brief spell with Newcastle United, the majority of John’s career was spent with the Tynecastle side where he would win the Scottish Cup in 1998 and the Scottish Premier Division top goalscorer award in the 89-90 season with 17 league goals. John was capped 16 times for Scotland, scoring three goals.
John departed Hearts in 1998 to join Livingston as a player-coach, starting a new phase of his career. His coaching career has to date taken in spells with Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he led them to the SPL for the first time in their history, Heart of Midlothian, Ross County, Livingston, Derry City, East Fife and currently, a second spell at Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Commenting on his forthcoming induction into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame John Robertson said:
I am so proud to hear I will be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. It will be an honour and very humbling to see my name alongside so many legends of Scottish football including Hearts greats Dave Mackay, Willie Bauld, Bobby Walker and McCrae’s Battalion. I’m really looking forward to being at Hampden Park in October for the dinner.
Scottish football fans from across the world nominated the players, managers and officials whom they thought should be recognised for their contribution to Scottish football. The amassed public nominations were then considered by an expert panel from football and the media, who had the difficult task of whittling them down to just five for inclusion this year.
The inductees of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame are those truly great players, managers and officials who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and have made a significant contribution to Scottish football through their skill, spirit and determination.
The tables for this year’s annual dinner on Sunday 27th October can be secured by calling 0141 620 4040 or visiting sfmhalloffame.co.uk.