Bob Corbett (footballer)
|Full name||Robert James Corbett|
|Date of birth||23 November 1895|
|Place of birth||Creswick, Victoria|
|Date of death||10 June 1957(aged 61)|
|Place of death||Footscray, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Golden Point|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Corbett, a centreman, came originally from Ballarat team Golden Point and was already 24 by the time he made his VFL debut in 1920. He was a constant fixture in the Melbourne side during the 1920s and a regular interstate representative.
Just before half time in the 1926 Preliminary Final, Corbett was struck in the face and knocked to the ground by Essendon player Charlie May. Despite returning to the field later in the game, he missed out on playing in Melbourne's premiership win the following week, diagnosed with a broken jaw. A side result of this incident was the eventual introduction of a reserve that could replace injured players.
- 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.
- Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
- Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0
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