celebrity speaker John Robertson is a Scottish professional football player and coach, currently in his second spell of managing Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
His playing career included spells at Newcastle United, Dundee and Livingston, but he is best known for his two spells at Heart of Midlothian, where he is the club's all-time leading goalscorer.
an instant success at Hearts, john became a legend in the first few seasons with his prolific goal scoring record. In 1986 Robertson took Hearts to the brink of a league and cup double by scoring goal after goal as the club went on an unbeaten run through that season. The league title was snatched from Hearts by Celtic on the last day of the season, and Hearts lost 3–0 to Aberdeen in the cup final.
Despite his record 214 club goals, John did not get the number of Scotland caps his play merited. He was unfairly given the reputation of a penalty box striker, a description that underestimated his link up play. Many people felt that playing outside Glasgow did his international career some damage.
still, he managed 16 caps, often as a substitute, and scored a couple of goals. It was reputed he remembered the circumstances of every one. A talent that got him the nickname of ceefax.
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