Frank Roberts (Australian footballer)

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Frank Roberts
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Personal information
Full name Frank George Roberts
Date of birth 27 February 1912
Date of death 26 June 1989(1989-06-26) (aged 77)
Original team(s) Sandhurst (Bendigo FL)
Debut Round 2, 1933, St Kilda
vs. Essendon, at Windy Hill
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1933–1934 St Kilda 027 (44)
1936–1941 Melbourne 086 0(5)
Total 113 (49)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Frank George Roberts (27 February 1912 – 26 June 1989)[1][2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

While at St Kilda Roberts played as a forward, kicking 24 goals in his debut season and another 20 the following year. He spent 1935 playing back home at Sandhurst and in 1936 returned to the league with Melbourne. This time he was used as a defender and was on the half back flank in Melbourne's 1939 premiership team. He played at fullback on Richmond star Jack Titus in the 1940 Grand Final and again finished on the winning side.

References[edit]

  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
  1. ^ "Genealogy". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frank Roberts - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 

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