Bob Wilson (footballer, born 1945)

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Bob Wilson
Personal information
Full name Robert M. Wilson
Date of birth (1945-10-04) 4 October 1945 (age 73)
Original team(s) Essendon U19s
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966 Essendon 4 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robert M. 'Bob' Wilson (born 4 October 1945) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Wilson played his early football at the Essendon Under-19s before being loaned to Brunswick in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). He was then returned to Essendon and made his senior debut in 1966.[1] He made four appearances in the 1966 VFL season, all of which Essendon won, but spent most of his time in the reserves where he won their Best and Fairest. Wilson spent the next two seasons back at Brunswick before being appointed captain-coach of Tasmanian club Scottsdale in 1969. He steered the club to three NTFA premierships and to a Tasmanian State Premiership in 1973.[2]

He left Scottsdale after the 1976 season and then captain-coached Ringarooma. He also had a stint as coach of NWFU club Latrobe.


  1. ^ Stone, Peter (5 August 1966). "Epis is fit but bypassed by Bombers". The Age. p. 20.
  2. ^ "Legendary team: 2005 Scottsdale team of 1973".

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