Player Details

Name

Nigel Robertha

Height

6' 1"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

2.13.1998 (24)

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
Career Summary

MLS Experience

2021: Robertha joined the Black-and-Red on March 25 from Bulgarian first-division side PFC Levski Sofia. The 23-year-old made his MLS debut on April 18 in the 2-1 win over New York City FC. Robertha suffered two injuries in the season, missing a total of 16 games. He returned to the field on June 20 against Inter Miami CF, and suffered a second injury on July 25 against the New York Red Bulls. He then returned on Sept. 26 in the 4-2 win over FC Cincinnati. The forward made 18 appearances (nine starts), scored four goals, recorded one assist, and logged 941 minutes.

Previous Experience

Robertha spent the previous two seasons with PFC Levski Sofia in the Bulgarian first division after joining the club from SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden in the Dutch second division on July 24, 2019. The forward has scored 20 goals and recorded eight assists in 39 appearances across all competitions for PFC Levski Sofia. He scored his first goal for the club on his debut in the 2-0 win against Tsarsko Selo Sofia on Aug. 5, 2019.

Before joining PFC Levski Sofia, Robertha was with SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden in the Dutch second division after his transfer from Feyenoord on July 5, 2017. In two seasons with the club, Robertha scored 16 goals and recorded eight assists in 59 appearances. He scored his first goal for the club in the 5-1 win against Helmond Sport on Sept. 19, 2017.

Robertha is a product of the famed Feyenoord Academy in the Netherlands that has produced players like Robin Van Persie, Nathan Ake, and Anwar El Ghazi. After joining the academy at age 11, Robertha went on to appear in 63 matches for the U-19 and U-21 teams at the club. He scored 19 goals and recorded two assists during his time with the club. The 23-year-old appeared once for the first team at Feyenoord; making his debut as a substitute in the 1-0 win against Willem II Tilburg on May 1, 2016 in league play.

During his youth career, Robertha represented the Netherlands Youth National Team after growing up in Dordrecht. The forward scored three goals in 22 appearances for the youth national team at the U-15, U-16, U-17, and U-18 levels.

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