Michael Roberts (footballer)

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Michael Roberts
Personal information
Full name Michael Roberts
Date of birth (1959-07-27) 27 July 1959 (age 57)
Original team(s) Beaumaris
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1978–1985 St Kilda 77 (45)
1986 Richmond 12 0(4)
1987 Fitzroy 02 0(1)
Total 91 (50)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1987.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Michael Roberts (born 27 July 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer and now television sports journalist and reporter with the Nine Network and Triple M. He is also affectionately known as 'Robbo', Snickers, "Pretty boy" or "Reggie".

Football career[edit]

Roberts was recruited from Beaumaris, Victoria, and is the son of former St Kilda Football Club great Neil Roberts.[1] He made his debut with St Kilda in 1978, and went on to play 77 games and kick 45 goals until 1985. He then moved to the Richmond Football Club for one season in 1986, playing only 12 games and 4 goals. He made his final move to the Fitzroy Football Club for 1987,[2] where he managed only 2 games and 1 goal. Roberts also represented Victoria in 1981.

Journalism career[edit]

Following his retirement from football, Roberts became a respected commentator for the Nine Network. He was a regular sports reporter for National Nine News, as well as appearing as a boundary rider during the Nine Network's Australian Football League telecasts.

He can also be heard on Triple M's football coverage as a boundary rider on Saturday Nights and Sundays.


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