Bob Deas

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Bob Deas
Personal information
Date of birth 17 September 1886
Date of death 1 April 1960(1960-04-01) (aged 73)
Original team(s) Leopold
Debut Round 1, 1909, South Melbourne
vs. Geelong, at Corio Oval
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1909–1917 South Melbourne 111 (73)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1917.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert 'Bob' Deas (17 September 1886 – 1 April 1960)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

After kicking four goals on his debut in the opening round of the 1909 season, Deas played every game that year up until the club's second final. He was recalled however for the 1909 Grand Final where he played as a centre-half forward in a two-point win. He finished the year with 29 goals and kicked a further 26 the following season. From 1912 onwards he was used as a fullback and played in South Melbourne's losing Grand Final teams of 1912 and 1914.


  1. ^ "Bob Deas - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014.