Robert Scott (footballer)

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Robert Scott
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-03-01) 1 March 1969 (age 45)
Original team Torquay (BFL)
Height/Weight 173cm / 78 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1986-1994
1995-2000
Total -
Geelong
North Melbourne
132 (164)
113 0(58)
245 (222)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2000 season.
Career highlights

Rob Scott (born 1 March 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Geelong Football Club and North Melbourne in the AFL.

As part of John Devine's recruiting drive that would yield good results in the future, Scott was recruited from Torquay, Victoria. Starting as a goal sneak earlier in his career, he used his blistering pace to speed away from opponents to kick goals. As he matured and gained fitness, he was using sparingly in the midfield.

He once famously had a set shot after the siren to win the match for Geelong against Sydney Swans at Kardinia Park, but hit the post resulting in a 3 point loss.

At the end of 1994, Scott was traded from Geelong to North Melbourne, with Geelong receiving Brad Sholl in return.

He played in North Melbourne's 1996 Premiership Victory, after having played in losing Grand Finals with Geelong in 1989 and 1992.

Scott would experience Grand Final defeat in 1998 as North Melbourne lost to the Adelaide Crows.

In 1999, Scott would miss out on selection for the Kangaroos eventual Grand Final victory over Carlton. According to Captain Wayne Carey post-match, was "very unlucky to miss out".

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