Brian Roberts (Australian rules footballer)

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Brian Roberts
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-04-28) 28 April 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth Millicent, South Australia
Original team East Fremantle (WANFL)
Height/Weight 198cm / 120kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
Total -
South Melbourne
78 (34)
15 0(2)
93 (36)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1975 season.
Career highlights
  • Richmond premiership player: 1973 & 1974

Brian Stanley Roberts (born 28 April 1946 in Millicent, South Australia) is a former Australian rules football player who played in the VFL between 1971 and 1975 for the Richmond Football Club (as well as a short stint with South Melbourne in 1975).

Roberts was known as "The Whale" due to his enormous stature and played as a ruckman.

In the 1976 pre-season he had a "disagreement" with coach Ian Stewart and walked out on South Melbourne.

The Roberts family has connections with Dorchester, UK.


  • 1971 Tiger Year Book - Richmond Football Club

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