Robbie Williamson

Robert "Robbie" Williamson (born 25 April 1969) is a Scottish former footballer, and former manager of Scottish League Third Division club Elgin City. Williamson played in midfield for Ross County for most of his professional career.

Robbie Williamson junior
Personal information
Full name Robert Williamson
Date of birth (1969-04-25) 25 April 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Inverness, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Clachnacuddin
?–1999 Ross County 81 (9)
Clachnacuddin
Teams managed
Clachnacuddin
2007–2008 Elgin City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Williamson was born in Inverness and began his playing career with local Highland League club Inverness Clachnacuddin FC. As a youngster he joined Glasgow Rangers under manager Graeme Souness at that time, only to return to Inverness due to homesickness.

He joined Ross County, and was with the club when they were accepted into the Scottish Football League in 1994. Williamson spent five seasons playing for County in the Third Division, eventually winning the league title and promotion in his final year. A leg break ended his playing career, and he was awarded a testimonial by Ross County which saw Coventry City visit Victoria Park.

Managerial careerEdit

Williamson's managerial career began at former club Clach, whom he led to the Highland League title in 2003–04 — their first championship since season 1974–75. In January 2007, Williamson became manager of Third Division side Elgin City, taking over at Borough Briggs following the departure of Brian Irvine.

In the 2007–08 season Williamson changed the fortunes of an Elgin side, who not long before, had been languishing at the bottom of the Third Division. Elgin narrowly missed out on a play-off place on the last day of the season.

Williamson was awarded with second place in the Scottish Third Division Manager of the Year awards, behind David Baikie of league champions East Fife.

Williamson quit Elgin City before their game with Berwick Rangers on 20 December 2008.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elgin manager quits before match". BBC Sport. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.

External linksEdit

  • Robbie Williamson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database