Bob Ross (footballer)

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Bob Ross
Personal information
Date of birth 17 August 1908
Date of death 3 July 1988(1988-07-03) (aged 79)
Original team(s) Fairfield Amateurs
Height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1929–1931 Collingwood 010 (10)
1930s Northcote 139
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bob Ross (17 August 1908 - 3 July 1988)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Ross was unable to establish himself in the Collingwood team from the limited opportunities that he got. Such was the strength of the side that they were premiers in the first two seasons Ross played and he only experienced a loss once. He wasn't picked in either finals series and after one game in 1931, left the club for the Victorian Football Association.

The rover became a decorated player at Northcote, with a Recorder Cup win in 1932. He was a member of four premiership teams, three of them in succession from 1932 to 1934 and the other in 1936.


  1. ^ "Bob Ross". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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