Bob Atkinson

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Bob Atkinson
Personal information
Date of birth 29 October 1913
Date of death 25 December 2006(2006-12-25) (aged 93)
Original team(s) Coburg (VFA)
Debut Round 2, 1942, Carlton
vs. South Melbourne, at Princes Park
Height / weight 173cm, 80 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1942–1944 Carlton 44 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bob Atkinson (29 October 1913 – 25 December 2006)[1] was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Atkinson made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 2 of the 1942 VFL season, coming across from Coburg. He returned to Coburg after the 1944 VFL season, having played 44 matches for Carlton.

Atkinson's father Percy played for Norwood Football Club in the South Australian competition, while his brother Ted played for North Melbourne Football Club and his son John played with Fitzroy Football Club.[2]


  1. ^ Bob Atkinson dies[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Atkinson, pp. 134-5.

External links[edit]


  • Atkinson, G. (1982) Everything you ever wanted to know about Australian rules football but couldn't be bothered asking, The Five Mile Press: Melbourne. ISBN 0 86788 009 0.