Andrew ‘Andy’ Robertson is arguably the best full-back in world soccer right now, his exploits with Liverpool FC have earnt him a place at the table with the top players to have ever played in his position.
Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City in 2017 and quickly became a key component of Jurgen Klopp’s revolution at Anfield.
In 5 years with the reds, Robertson has made a total of 165 appearances, scored 7 goals, and provided a number of wonderful assists. Robertson is also a proud Scotsman and has represented his country for many years, he currently has 59 ‘caps’ for Scotland.
Today we will be taking a deeper look into the life of Andy Robertson, with a dive into his family tree. We will be seeing the Scotsman’s Parents, Siblings, Wife, and Children over the course of this piece. It is time to meet the Robertsons!
|Andrew Robertson Family||Name|
|Parents||Brian Robertson, Martina Sanchez|
|Kids||Rocco Robertson, Aria Robertson|
- Father: Brian Robertson
- Mother: Martina Sanchez
Andrew Henry Robertson was born on the 11th of March 1994, his parents’ names are Brian Robertson and Martina Sanchez. The family comes from a Roman Catholic background (a religion that Robertson still practices today) and as such, he grew up a loyal Celtic fan.
His father Brian came from the Wyndford estate in Glasgow and was known for being a competent Soccer player in his own right, he was also good friends with Charlie Nicholas and Jim Duffy (prominent Scottish Soccer legends). Unfortunately for Brian, an accident meant that he had to wear a back brace for much of his adult life due to damage to his spine.
This of course meant that any dreams of a successful Soccer career were over, but young Andrew was looking like a promising talent as he shone for his St Ninian’s High School team where he also captained the side.
Less is known about his mother Martina, but she was known for being a nurse in the Glasgow area and was raised in the United States (as was his father). The family came from a middle-class background, giving Robertson the opportunity to chase his dreams of becoming a professional Soccer player.
His parents were known to encourage this dream, even when Robertson was released from the Celtic youth academy at the age of 15 for being ‘too small’. The Scotsman would later join Queen’s Park, where he signed his first professional contract.
- Brother: Stephen Robertson
Growing up in Glasgow, Andrew had a brother named Stephen that was also a talented Soccer player. Andy has even been known to say that his brother was actually the better of the two when they were younger.
His brother used to play as a striker for local youth teams and was known for being a prolific goal scorer during his youth, though as the brother got older, Andy began to improve much more than his brother did.
Andrew still has a close bond with Stephen, with the latter often making the trip to Anfield to watch his brother tear it up in the Premier League.
- Wife: Rachel Roberts
Andrew Robertson is married to a woman named Rachel Roberts, with the two being married this summer after many years of dating. The two have been with each other since they were teenagers and have a beautiful love story to go with it.
The pair met whilst at St Ninian’s High School, with Roberts being in the year below Robertson. Social circles are an important thing though, with the two having mutual friends for many years before dating. After getting together in the latter years of their time in school, the pair went from strength to strength and Robertson has always claimed that his now-wife has always been his biggest supporter.
As a couple, the Robertsons are known for being keen ‘foodies’ with them both loving to try out new cuisines from around the world. Robertson’s life as a Soccer player often allows the couple to travel around the globe together whilst Scotland left back is on International duty too.
Everybody loves a teenage love story, especially when it comes to Premier League Soccer players because many simply have short-term relationships that often mean very little. It makes a refreshing change to see a top player like Robertson have such a pure love story.
Roberts is not just a ‘wag’ though, she also went to school in Glasgow and graduated from university in 2016. The Scotswoman also set up her own business following her degree, selling gymnastic clothing, her company is called ‘Orosport’ and is still enjoying a roaring trade today. No doubt that the Robertson name has helped to promote her already successful company name.
- Children: Rocco Robertson, Aria Robertson
Since dating in High School, Andrew and Rachel have been blessed with two children with the pair being born before the couple was married. Their first child, Rocco was born in 2017 (the same year that Robertson moved to Liverpool). This must have been a very hectic time in the Robertson household!
With Rocco being a few years old now, the couple has since welcomed a daughter to the world as well. Their daughter Aria was born not long after Rocco, with the couple clearly wanting their children to share the close bong that Andy had with his brother Stephen.
The Robertson family is now four-strong and are all still practicing Roman Catholics.
If you want to know even more about the Robertson family, including Andy’s childhood and how he truly met his wife you can read about it in his autobiography ‘Robbo’ which was published in the year 2020. The book features many stories about his family and Soccer career alike, with the book focussing on Liverpool’s successful 2019-20 campaign.
To add an extra incentive to go and purchase this book, all proceeds that are made from it are sent directly to the Andy Robertson foundation which is designed to help out struggling children in Glasgow where the left back grew up in.
There we have it! The full story of Andrew Robertson’s family including his parents, siblings, wife, and kids. Hopefully, you now feel like you know a little bit more about the best left-back in the Premier League.