Andy Robertson has been awarded an MBE for services and achievements in football, charity, and for people. MBE stands for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Earlier this year, Robertson’s teammate James Milner was also awarded an MBE for services to charity. Whereas, his other Liverpool teammate Jordan Henderson was also awarded in 2021.
Andy Robertson join the list of elite Liverpool players to be awarded MBE. Kenny Dalglish was the first Reds player to be get awarded MBE. He received the prestigious award in 1958. The list of Liverpool players who also received this award includes Ian Rush (1996), Gary McAllister (2002), and Steven Gerrard (2007).
Andy Robertson praised by the Scottish secretary for MBE
In late 2020, Robertson launched his own A26 charity, which aims in providing all young people in his home country Scotland equal access to football and other life aspects.
This charity work includes free football coaching to youngsters, mentoring them in seeking employment and education opportunities, and helping everyone with health-related issues.
Moreover, Andy was praised by the Scottish secretary Alister Jack. The secretary said:
“It’s great to see recognition of our men’s football captain Andy Robertson not just for his efforts on the pitch but for his work with young people.”
Robertson’s achievements in his football career
Robertson is one of the most decorated defenders in Premier League history. He recently became the defender with the most assists in Premier League history with a total of 54 assists.
The Scottish defender started his professional football career with Queen’s Park. Further, the 28-year-old then moved to Dundee United and then south to Hull City. Robertson was signed by Liverpool in 2017 for 8 million Euros. This signing by the Reds proved to be one of the most successful Premier League signings ever. The defender has played a key role in Jurgen Klopp’s success with the Merseyside giants.
The left-back has 243 appearances with the Reds. Since then the 28-year-old has won the UCL title in 2019, Premier League in 2020, and following that the Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup last season.
The Scottish left-back is also the captain of his national team. Furthermore, he led them in Euro 2020 which was their first major tournament since 1998.
Liverpool’s no. 26 has surely registered himself in the history books of the club.