Ian Roberts (footballer)
|Date of birth||3 April 1957|
|Height/Weight||180 cm / 73 kg|
|1979-1991||South Melbourne/Sydney||157 (33)|
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1991 season.
Roberts was a supporter of VFL club South Melbourne as a child, and was later recruited to Souths from Frankston. He made his VFL debut with Souths in 1979 and made his name as a back pocket player as they relocated from Melbourne to Sydney in 1982.
In a long career with the Swans spanning 13 seasons, Roberts played 157 games and kicked 33 goals, retiring at the end of 1991. He missed many games due to injury, as his light 73 kg frame and uncompromising playing style.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 555. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
- Cockerill, Ian (9 August 1989) He's no Adonis, but Ian Roberts, the Swan, has a heart twice his size; The Sydney Morning Herald
- Ian Roberts's statistics from AFL Tables
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