Bob Mathews (footballer)

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Bob Mathews
Personal information
Full name Robert Mathews
Date of birth (1912-08-26)26 August 1912
Date of death 14 April 1989(1989-04-14) (aged 76)
Original team Melrose
Height/Weight 175 cm / 75 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930-1934
1935
Total -
North Melbourne
Essendon
58 (32)
2 (0)
60 (32)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1935 season.

Robert "Bob" Mathews (26 August 1912 - 14 April 1989) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Mathews was a back pocket defender, but started as a forward and topped North Melbourne's goal-kicking in the 1930 VFL season, with 29 goals. He switched clubs in 1935, joining Essendon, but would only make two appearances for the club.[2] After leaving Essendon he played for La Mascotte.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Bob Mathews
  3. ^ "Mathews, Bob". Essendon F.C. Website.