Robbie Neilson Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2011-12 23 0 7 1 47.8% 26.1% 26.1%
Totals: 23 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
 02/05/12 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 5
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 02/05/12 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 11/03/12 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 18/02/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 04/12/11 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 26/11/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 19/11/11 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0


Biography

Having spent his youth career with Rangers and Hearts, he made his professional debut for the latter in 1999 and went on to spend ten years with the Tynecastle club, including loan spells at Cowdenbeath and Queen of the South during his earlier years. His honours while with Hearts include a Scottish Cup medal, a full Scotland international cap and he was named captain of the club in his final season under the management of Csaba Laszlo. He left the club at the end of the 2008-09 season after failing to agree on new contract terms and then joined Leicester City on a three year contract.

After two seasons and a spell on loan at Brentford, Robbie joined United on a short term deal in November 2011. He featured regularly under manager Peter Houston, but despite the offer of a new deal at the end of the campaign, he opted to leave the club. Following short spells with Falkirk and East Fife (as player/coach), Robbie retired as a player to take up the role of Development Team manager at Hearts.

In 2014, he was appointed Head Coach at Tynecastle and in his first season he secured promotion to the Premiership for the Edinburgh club. His achievements attracted the attention of clubs down south and in November 2016 he moved to MK Dons, where he spent two years as manager.

Debut

November 19th, 2011
Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Robbie was born on this date in Paisley.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Having spent his youth career with Rangers and Hearts, he made his professional debut for the latter in 1999 and went on to spend ten years with the Tynecastle club, including loan spells at Cowdenbeath and Queen of the South during his earlier years. His honours while with Hearts include a Scottish Cup medal, a full Scotland international cap and he was named captain of the club in his final season under the management of Csaba Laszlo. He left the club at the end of the 2008-09 season after failing to agree on new contract terms and then joined Leicester City on a three year contract.

  • Following a spirited performance at Ibrox a fortnight ago, Peter Houston made just a single change to his starting eleven as the hosts welcomed Hearts to Tannadice in a crunch SPL clash. Having signed on during the week until the end of the season, Robbie Neilson replaced Keith Watson at right back to make his debut against his former club. There was also a welcome return to the bench for Sean Dillon who had been missing for the previous nine weeks through injury. Having been rivals in the top half of the table for the past few seasons both clubs had experienced an inconsistent start to the season, however an entertaining match looked in prospect such was the quality on display within each line up.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Celtic

    United went into their last home game of the season knowing that a win over champions Celtic would all but secured fourth place and a Europa League spot. Following on from the 5-0 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox during the week, Peter Houston made two changes to his starting line-up with Gavin Gunning and Ritchie Ryan replacing Garry Kenneth and Johnny Russell who both dropped to the bench. United were looking to take their first points off Celtic of the season having lost the three previous league encounters against the Parkhead side.