David Robertson (Australian footballer)

David Robertson (born 15 August 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Essendon in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

David Robertson
Personal information
Full name David Robertson
Date of birth (1962-08-15) 15 August 1962
Original team(s) North Adelaide
Draft No. 21, 1986 national draft
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1989 Collingwood 17 (9)
1991 Essendon 3 (1)
Total 20 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Robertson won the "Best and Fairest" award for the North Adelaide Under 19s in 1981 and would go on and play 71 senior games for the SANFL club as well as make one appearance for South Australia. He participated in North Adelaide's 1985 and 1986 SANFL Grand Final losses to Glenelg. In 1987 North Adelaide made a third successive grand final and this time won, however Robertson missed out as had chosen to sit out the last year of his contract. This was because the club hadn't granted him a clearance to Collingwood, who had picked him up in the 1986 VFL Draft.[1]

His two seasons at Collingwood brought him 17 games and he played a final each year.[2] He joined North-Eastern Victorian club Euroa in 1990 but returned to Melbourne when Essendon selected him in the mid-season draft. Although not used by Essendon that year, he played three senior games in 1991.[3]


  1. The Age, "Time to test even the best official", 9 November 1987. p. 38
  2. AFL Tables: David Robertson
  3. "Robertson, David". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011.
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