Neil Roberts (Australian footballer)

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Neil Roberts
Klarfeld AFL player Neil Roberts.jpg
Life-size bronze statue of Neil Roberts
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-06-15) 15 June 1933 (age 83)
Original team(s) Melbourne High School
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 84.5 kg (186 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1952–1962 St Kilda 169 (40)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com
For the former North American soccer player from South Africa, see Neill Roberts.

Neil E. Roberts (born 15 June 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Roberts played with St Kilda on the forward line initially but later excelled as a centre half back, winning the Brownlow Medal in 1958. Captained the side from 1959 to 1962 before retiring at 29 years of age and commencing a career in sports journalism. Inducted to the Saints inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003.

His son, Michael Roberts also played for the Saints and is now a sports broadcaster.

Neil Roberts was officer in charge of Mawson base, Antarctica 1971–1973. Now retired to farming.

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