Bob Kingston

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Bob Kingston
Personal information
Full name Robert Kingston
Date of birth (1944-06-17) 17 June 1944 (age 74)
Original team(s) Spotswood
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Key position/Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1961–67 South Melbourne 91 (102)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1967.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert "Bob" Kingston (born 17 June 1944) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s.

Kingston was just sixteen when he debuted with South Melbourne in 1961. He was tried in a number of key positions as well as in the ruck and kicked 48 goals from full-forward in 1965 to top the club's goal kicking. This tally included a bag of nine goals against Geelong at Lake Oval mid-season.

The second half of Kingston's career was spent in South Australia. It started at Norwood in 1968 but he could only manage 21 games over two years due to injury. His injury problems kept his out of action for the entire 1970 SANFL season and when he returned the following year it was at Port Adelaide, with whom he played until retiring in 1974.

He also played five interstate matches for South Australia, some of which came at the 1972 Perth Carnival.