Bob Mathews (footballer)

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Bob Mathews
Personal information
Full name Robert Mathews
Date of birth (1912-08-26)26 August 1912
Date of death 14 April 1989(1989-04-14) (aged 76)
Original team(s) Melrose
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1934 North Melbourne 58 (32)
1935 Essendon 2 (0)
Total 60 (32)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert "Bob" Mathews (26 August 1912 – 14 April 1989) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Mathews was a back pocket defender, but started as a forward and topped North Melbourne's goal-kicking in the 1930 VFL season, with 29 goals. He switched clubs in 1935, joining Essendon, but would only make two appearances for the club.[2] After leaving Essendon he played for La Mascotte.[3]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Bob Mathews
  3. ^ "Mathews, Bob". Essendon F.C. Website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.