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Christopher "Chris" Robertson (born 11 October 1986) is a Scottish professional footballer currently with Torquay United.

Robertson (6 ft 3) was born in Dundee and joined Sheffield United as a trainee, and later signed professional forms with the Blades in July 2005.

Neil Warnock sent Robertson to join Leigh RMI on loan in the 2003/2004 season, which was in the league formerly known as the football conference (now the Blue Square Premier), and went on to make 10 appearances for them under the management of ex Nottingham Forest player Phil Starbuck.

Robertson joined Chester City on loan in January 2006, making his league debut, as a half-time substitute for Mark Roberts, in a 5-0 defeat away to Carlisle United on February 4, 2006.

On March 1, 2007, Robertson joined Torquay United on non-contract terms, rejoining Keith Curle who had signed him on loan while manager of Chester City. He scored on his Gulls' debut, netting the third goal in a 3-0 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers. He then went on to make 10 appearances for the Gulls in the Football League and signed a full contract with Torquay in June 2007 and played in 30 of Torquay's games the following season.

Robertson was transfer-listed by Torquay manager Paul Buckle in June 2008, but forced his way back into the Torquay first team after Torquay made a bad start to the 2008-09 season.

After some great displays and forming a solid partnership with Chris Todd at the heart of Torquays defence, Torquay United were promoted back to the Football League after beating Cambridge United 2 - 0 at Wembley on 17 May 2009.

Robertson received interest from higher league clubs at the end of the 2008/2009 season, but manager Paul Buckle managed to keep hold of the young defender and sign him on a 1 year contract until the end of the 2009/2010 season after several contracts had been declined by Robertson.

At the end of the 2009/2010 season, Robertson signed another contract with the Gulls, this time a 2 year contract, after a successful return to the Football League.

The 2009/2010 season saw Robertson as an ever present in the Torquay United side, playing in both the centre of defence and also being used occasionally as a right back. Robertson went on to make 45 league, 2 FA Cup and 1 League Cup appearances, making the most appearances of any Torquay player in the 2009/2010 season. Torquay finished this season with 7 clean sheets and continued this achievement by gaining another 3 clean sheets the following season going on to make a new club record of most hours without conceding a goal.

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