Robin Close

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Robin Close
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-11-03) 3 November 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Ringwood, Victoria
Original team(s) Ringwood
Height / weight 187 cm / 81 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1968–1978 Essendon 147 (233)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1978.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Robin Close (born 3 November 1949) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon in the VFL during the late 1960s and 1970s.

A forward, Close could play the key positions but was used mainly as a half forward flanker. He debuted in 1968 and played in a losing Grand Final that year. His best seasons in front of goal were 1969 when he kicked 39, 1973 with 38 and 1975 with 36.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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