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|Full name||Robert Donaldson|
|Date of birth||27 August 1868|
|Place of birth||Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||28 April 1947(aged 78)|
|Place of death||Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1898–1899||Glossop North End||32||(18)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Donaldson played for Airdrieonians and Blackburn Rovers before joining Newton Heath in 1892. He scored 66 goals in 147 appearances for Newton Heath. The first of these goals, scored against Blackburn Rovers on 3 September 1892, was also the club's first ever league goal. However, Newton Heath lasted just two seasons before demotion to the Second Division, where they remained when Donaldson retired from playing football in 1897.
- "Club History: Newton Heath 1877-1902". Retrieved 27 November 2006.
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