Robin Nahas

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Robin Nahas
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Personal information
Full name Robin Nahas
Date of birth (1987-11-10) 10 November 1987 (age 28)
Original team(s) Oakleigh Dragons (SMJFL)
Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Port Melbourne (VFL)
Draft #8, 2009 Rookie Draft, Richmond
#89 (RP), 2009 National Draft, Richmond
Height/Weight 176cm / 75kg
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 28
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
North Melbourne
83 (100)
26 0(31)
109 (131)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2011 Australia 0
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2015 season.
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2011.

Robin Nahas (born 10 November 1987) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Richmond Football Club.

Early career[edit]

Nahas played his junior football with the Oakleigh Dragons Football Club in the Moorabbin Saints Junior Football League, he then went on to play for the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup. In 2006 Nahas joined the Port Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and he spent three seasons at the club. Prior to being drafted, Robin won the 2008 Fothergill-Round Medal, awarded to the most promising young talent in the VFL. Nahas is known for his exceptional pace and ferocious tackling, despite his small size, being 176 cm tall. At the time of the draft, Nahas weighed in at 60 kg before increasing his weight during pre-season with Richmond.

AFL career[edit]

In 2009, Nahas was selected with pick number 8 of the 2009 Rookie Draft by Richmond.


He made his AFL debut in round 2, 2009, replacing captain Kane Johnson, who was placed on the long-term injury list with a knee injury.[1] Nahas had an impressive first year with the Tigers, which was capped off with him claiming the "best first-year player" award at the Richmond best-and-fairest presentation. Nahas kicked 5 goals against Port Adelaide in his 6th game, earning 2 Brownlow votes, and also won a Brownlow vote for a 19-disposal, 4-goal game against the Crows in Round 14.[2]

Nahas played 14 games in 2010, dropped after the first two games for a lack of defensive pressure. He returned to the side in round 5 but had a moderate season overall, as did many Richmond players in Damien Hardwick's first year in charge. 2011 was a break-out year for Nahas, he played every game and performed well in a more midfield-oriented role, in addition to stints in attack. Nahas averaged 19 disposals per game and kicked 29 goals for the season, fourth-highest for the club and tied for sixth in the Jack Dyer Medal. He was offered a two-year contract at the end of the year and was also selected in the Australian International Rules squad, scoring an 'over' in the First Test. In 2012 Nahas again played every game but was a little inconsistent. He kicked 34 goals for the season, an improvement on the previous year and second-best for the club, but his disposals-per-game was down with an average of 13.5.[3] Nahas struggled in 2013, with increased competition for his spot in the side. Dropped following the opening game against Carlton where he managed just 3 touches, Nahas played only 6 games for the year. At the end of the season Nahas was told Richmond would not be offering him a new contract.[4] Richmond delisted Nahas in late October 2013 but he was signed by North Melbourne a few weeks later, as a delisted free agent.[5]

North Melbourne[edit]

Nahas made his debut for North Melbourne in round 4 against the Sydney Swans at the SCG. He was a late replacement for second ruck man Daniel Currie who was omitted due to the wet weather. He did not make the squad for the subsequent game against Collingwood but returned for North Melbourne's away win against Fremantle. In Round 12 he played his first game against old club Richmond. On 31 October 2014, it was announced that Nahas had been delisted by North Melbourne.[6] Nahas was rookied by North Melbourne in the 2015 AFL Rookie Draft and played 18 games in 2015, including his 100th AFL game against the West Coast in round 10.

Personal life[edit]

Nahas was born in Australia to Lebanese parents.[7] He attended Salesian College in Chadstone. In January 2013 Nahas was involved in an incident where he chased down and detained a bag-snatcher in Prahran.[8]


  1. ^ Blake, Martin (19 May 2009) Small is beautiful; The Age
  2. ^ [1], Robin Nahas of the Richmond Tigers.
  3. ^ [2], Robin Nahas of the Richmond Tigers.
  4. ^ Ralph, Jon (15 October 2013)Richmond set to trade or delist small forward Robin Nahas; Herald-Sun
  5. ^ Macgugan, Mark (7 November 2013) Nahas to join the Kangaroos;
  6. ^ "Liam Anthony, Robbie Nahas among eight Kangaroos cut". Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Sam Edmund (21 December 2009). "Lucky Robin Nahas has stolen Tiger hearts"Herald Sun. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  8. ^ Buttler, Mark & Flower, Wayne (18 Jan 2013) Richmond footballer Robin Nahas bags a thief after a dramatic chase; Herald-Sun

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