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Jordan Robertson
Personal information
Full name Jordan Steven Robertson
Date of birth 12 February 1988 (1988-02-12) (age 21)
Place of birth    Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Sheffield United
Number 39
Youth career
0000–2006 Sheffield United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2006–
2006
2007
2007–2008
2008
2008
2009
2009
Sheffield United
Torquay United (loan)
Northampton Town (loan)
Dundee United (loan)
Oldham Athletic (loan)
Southampton (loan)
Ferencváros (loan)
Bury (loan)
000 00(0)
009 00(2)
015 00(3)
014 00(3)
002 00(1)
010 00(1)
008 00(3)
004 00(1)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 00:14, 28 September 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Jordan Steven Robertson (born 12 February 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sheffield United. He is currently serving 32 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

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Playing career

Robertson was born in Sheffield and he joined his hometown club Sheffield United as a trainee.

Robertson joined Torquay United on a one-month loan deal in November 2006.[1] He made his league debut for Torquay on 18 November 2006, replacing Mickey Evans late on in the home defeat against Swindon Town.[2] He scored his first league goal the following week in a 5-2 defeat away to Peterborough United.[3] It had looked likely that he would extend his loan for a third month, but he returned to Bramall Lane after Torquay's 1-0 defeat away to Bristol Rovers.

By January 2007 he was again loaned out, this time joining Northampton Town for the remainder of the season. [4] Robertson scored on his debut against Oldham Athletic.[5] and went on to play fifteen times whilst at the Sixfields Stadium.

In August 2007, a loan move to Dundee United was agreed, although there was initial confusion over whether it was until January[6] or May.[7]. It was later confirmed that Robertson was on loan for the duration of the season but Sheffield United could recall him in January if desired.[8] Robertson scored on his Dundee United debut with a late winner in the League Cup match against Ross County.[9] Robertson managed four goals during his short time on Tayside before his recall in mid-January 2008.[10]

Having returned to Bramall Lane, Robertson again undertook a one-month loan deal in February, this time with Oldham Athletic.[11] He picked up an ankle injury in a game against Rochdale which would rule him out for much of the remainder of the season and so returned to Bramall Lane early having played only three games and scored one goal for Oldham.[12]

Robertson finally made his first team debut for the Blades in September 2008 as a second half substitute during a six-nil drubbing at the hands of Arsenal in the third round of the League cup.[13]

After the club's exit from the cup Robertson joined Championship club Southampton on a 3 month loan deal with Saints winger Nathan Dyer heading in the opposite direction.[14] Robertson scored his first goal for the club against Norwich City, a stunning strike from the corner of the box that curled into the top corner. This was his only goal for the Saints, and he was recalled to Sheffield United at the end of December.[15]

Following his return from The Saints Robertson was again loaned out, this time to Sheffield United's Hungarian sister club Ferencváros.[16]

After completing the rest of the 2008-2009 season on loan in Hungary, Robertson returned to Bramall Lane once more. After making a substitute appearance in the first round of the League Cup at the start of the following season he was again loaned out, this time to League Two side Bury.[17] Robertson made his Bury debut away to Darlington on 15 August 2009, getting the only goal in a 1-0 win for Bury. Robertson's loan was cut short by Bury on 12 September 2009 after playing four games and scoring once.

Dangerous driving charge

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Fatal crash

Robertson was driving his Mercedes CLC 180 sports car on the southbound carriageway of the M1 by junction 19 near Lutterworth, when he attempted to change songs on his MP3 player, this distraction caused him to lose control of his vehicle and as a result his car veered into Omar Mohamed's Ford Galaxy. Mohamed, a father of five, was airlifted to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. However his injuries proved fatal, and he died with his wife at his bedside.[18]

Arrest and trial

On Christmas Day 2008, Robertson was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.[19]

On 2 October 2009, Robertson was sentenced to 32 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving. He was also banned from driving for five years by the court.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Torquay sign Sheffield Utd's Robertson". tribalfootball.com. 2006.  
  2. ^ "Torquay United 0 - 1 Swindon Town". football.co.uk. 2006-11-18. http://www.football.co.uk/match_reports/swindon_torquay_3032904.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-24.  
  3. ^ "No diving, just sinking feeling for Torquay". telegraph.co.uk. 2006-11-28. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/11/27/sfnhea27.xml. Retrieved 2008-05-24.  
  4. ^ Cobblers recruit Blades teenager
  5. ^ "Northampton Town 2 - 3 Oldham Athletic". football.co.uk. 2007-01-28. http://www.football.co.uk/match_reports/oldham_northampton_893593.shtml. Retrieved 2008-05-24.  
  6. ^ Dey, Graeme (28 August 2007). "United snap up young Blade". The Courier. http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2007/08/28/sportstory10195986t0.asp.  
  7. ^ "United seal Robertson loan deal". BBC Sport website. 28 August 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/dundee_utd/6966752.stm.  
  8. ^ "United sign Jordan Robertson on loan". Dundee United FC. 28 August 2007. http://www.dundeeunitedfc.co.uk/index.asp?tm=2&nid=2677&cd=2007.  
  9. ^ "Dundee Utd 2-1 Ross County". BBC Sport. 2007-08-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_cups/6966347.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-24.  
  10. ^ "Robertson makes Sheff Utd return". BBC Sport. 2008-01-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/7196157.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-24.  
  11. ^ "Latics sign striker Robertson". Oldham Athletic FC. 2008-02-26. http://www.oldhamathletic.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsUpdate/0,,10337~1250927,00.html.  
  12. ^ "Oldham lose Robertson to injury". BBC Sport. 2008-03-06. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/7008014.stm. Retrieved 2008-03-08.  
  13. ^ "Saints get 'Mr Motivated'". Daily Echo. 2008-09-26. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/3708238.Saints_get__Mr_Motivated_/. Retrieved 2008-09-27.  
  14. ^ "Blades agree loan swap for Dyer". BBC Sport. 2008-09-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/7637334.stm. Retrieved 2008-09-26.  
  15. ^ "Loan round-up". www.saintsfc.co.uk. 30 December 2008. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/articles/article.php?page_id=11153. Retrieved 30 December 2008.  
  16. ^ "Signings galore?", The Blade - Matchday Magazine: 59, 2009-03-01  
  17. ^ "Robertson is Bury bound". sufc.co.uk. 2009-08-14. http://www.sufc.co.uk/page/PlayerFeatures/0,,10418~1755138,00.html. Retrieved 2009-08-14.  
  18. ^ "Footballer jailed for death crash". BBC Sport. 2 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/8287014.stm. Retrieved 2009-10-02.  
  19. ^ "Footballer arrested over crash which killed father-of-five was 'changing songs on iPod' while driving on M1". Mail Online. 2008-12-30. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1102796/Footballer-arrested-crash-killed-father-changing-songs-iPod-driving-M1.html. Retrieved 2008-12-30.  
  20. ^ Branagh, Ellen (2 October 2009). "Footballer Jordan Robertson jailed after admitting causing fatal crash". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/footballer-jordan-robertson-jailed-after-admitting-causing-fatal-crash-1796612.html.  

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