Robert Powell (footballer)

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Robert Powell
Personal information
Full name Robert Powell
Date of birth (1976-03-19) 19 March 1976 (age 41)
Original team(s) North Heidelberg /
Northern Knights
Draft 64th, 1994 AFL Draft
Height / weight 180 cm / 79 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995 Collingwood 00 0(0)
1996 – 2000 Richmond 56 (53)
2001 St Kilda 10 0(7)
Total 66 (60)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2001.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Robert Powell (born 19 March 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond Football Club and St Kilda in the Australian Football League (AFL).

After spending a year on Collingwood's list, where he played in the reserves, Powell was traded to Richmond in a swap for Matthew Francis.

Powell, a forward, had to wait until round 15 of the 1996 AFL season to make it into the Richmond seniors. On debut, against Melbourne, he was unable to kick a goal but instead registered five behinds.[1] He still finished the year with 15 goals, five of which came in a win over Geelong.[1]

The former North Heidelberg player started the 1997 season in Richmond's best 21 but again had his biggest impact in the second half of the year. He received a nomination for the 1997 AFL Rising Star award in round 20, having managed 25 disposals and two goals against North Melbourne.[1]

He played 18 of a possible 22 games in 1998 and made a further 13 appearances in 1999. Troubled by a hip injury, he put together only four games in 2000 and was delisted at the end of the year. He nominated for the 2000 AFL Draft and was picked up by St Kilda, with the 75th selection. Calf injuries plagued his time at St Kilda and he played just 10 AFL games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Robert Powell
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.