Hometown: Greenock, Scotland
Previous Club: Monterey Bay FC
Robbie Crawford enters his third season with the Black and Yellow after re-joining the team halfway through 2022 via transfer from Monterey Bay FC.
Crawford was a key figure for the Battery from 2020 to 2021, featuring in 41 matches, before signing with Monterey in the offseason. The midfielder has appeared in 11 league games (nine starts) this season, registering 10 chances created, 11 tackles won and 38 duels won. He co-led the team in assists (four) upon his departure. Robbie also scored his first goal with MBFC during his U.S. Open Cup debut earlier this year.
During his original two-year tenure with the Battery, Crawford was an engine in the midfield and racked up three goals, one assist, 47 chances created, 46 interceptions, 50 tackles won and 146 duels won.
Robbie had a flair for the dramatic when he scored in 2021, his first goal was a second half equalizer against Atlanta United 2 and the second was a match-winner at home against Loudoun United FC. He was additionally named to the Week 22 Team of the Week for his exceptional play against Atlanta.
Before moving Stateside, Crawford rose through the ranks for the Scottish giants Rangers FC, from the academy to the first team. He also featured for his hometown club, Greenock Morton, during a loan spell in 2014. Robbie made 57 total appearances for Rangers from 2012 to 2016, scoring 7 goals and adding 6 assists.
Crawford added some silverware to his resume during his time with both clubs, winning the Scottish Third Division (2012-13) and Scottish League One (2013-14) with Rangers, and the Scottish League One (2014-15) with Greenock.
The midfielder remained in Scotland for two years, playing for Raith Rovers FC in 2016 and East Kilbride FC in 2017, and then took his talents to Icelanic powerhouse Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (FH). He got a taste of UEFA competitions with FH in 2017-18 via Champions League qualification and Europa League qualification and again in 2018-19 in Europa League qualification. Crawford moved on to Finnish Premier Division club IFK Mariehamn in 2019.