Ian Robinson (Australian football umpire)

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Ian Robinson (born 20 August 1946) was a leading Australian rules football field umpire in the Victorian Football League (VFL) in the 1970s and 1980s.

He held the VFL umpiring match record of 353 games from his retirement in 1987 until 1995, when Rowan Sawers overtook him. His nine Grand Finals were umpired in both the one and two-umpire system and he was an AFL umpires’ observer involved in the implementation of the three-umpire system.

His umpiring career spanned from 1971 to 1987, and in total he umpired 353 games, including 35 finals matches. He umpired Grand Finals in 1973, 1974, 1977 (2), 1978, 1980, 1981, 1985, and 1987.

Robinson was inducted to the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

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