Bob Chitty

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Bob Chitty
Personal information
Full name Robert Main-Warring Chitty[1]
Date of birth (1916-07-04)4 July 1916
Place of birth Cudgewa, Victoria
Date of death 4 April 1985(1985-04-04) (aged 68)
Original team(s) Cudgewa (UMFL)
Sunshine (VFA)
Height / weight 174cm / 86kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1937–1946 Carlton 147 (32)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert Main-Warring "Bob" Chitty (4 July 1916 – 4 April 1985)[2] was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Chitty played much of his junior and amateur football for his home town of Cudgewa.

Chitty made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in Round 7 of the 1937 season. Chitty left the club after the 1946 season.

In 1951 Chitty starred as Ned Kelly in the feature film The Glenrowan Affair.

Chitty's brother Peter played VFL football for St Kilda and later, as a Prisoner of War in Changi Prison, was awarded a "Brownlow Medal" for being the Best and Fairest player in the Changi Football League.[3]

After leaving Melbourne he spent some time in both Benalla and Scottsdale as a captain-coach.


  1. ^ "World War Two Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bob Chitty - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Shaw, I. (2006) Bloodbath, Scribe, Melbourne.

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