Matthew Robbins (footballer)
|Date of birth||8 May 1977|
|Original team(s)||Ormond / Central U18|
|Debut||Round 17, 27 July 1996, Geelong
vs. St Kilda, at Waverley Park
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|1998–2007||Western Bulldogs||139 (135)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
He became a solid small forward option for the Bulldogs, and in 2005 took a one handed mark against the Brisbane Lions in Round 18 which was one of the spectacular highlights of his season. Robbins finished with 31 goals from 16 games in 2005.
Robbins kicked 45 goals in 2006 as a small forward, and in 2007 fell out of favour with the coaching staff and managed only a handful of senior games. By falling out of form and out of favour with the coaching staff Robbins was compelled to announce his retirement following the end of the 2007 season. He kicked three goals in his last game against the Kangaroos, in which was also Luke Darcy's last game. At the conclusion of the match, both Robbins and Darcy were chaired from the ground and given a guard of honour from both teams.
Robbins attended Salesian College.
- Matthew Robbins's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs
- Matthew Robbins's statistics from AFL Tables
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