Born in Morales, Guatemala, Betancourth, who plays as a forward, joined his local side, Heredia as a teenager. He made his professional debut in 2011 at the age of 19. Betancourth captured the Apertura 2012 scoring title the same day he turned 21 years old, capping off a 13 goal season.
He finished the 2012 Apertura/Clausura with 20 goals in 38 appearances.
Robin Betancourth has represented Guatemala at the U20 and Senior level He made his national team debut for the senior national team a friendly against Panama on January 10, 2013.