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Neil Roberts (Australian footballer)

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Height/Weight  185 cm / 84.5 kg
Height  1.85 m
Years  Club
Weight  84 kg
1952–1962  St Kilda
Name  Neil Roberts

Neil Roberts (Australian footballer) Neil Roberts Australian footballer Wikipedia

Date of birth  (1933-06-15) 15 June 1933 (age 82)
Role  Australian Rules Footballer

Original team  Melbourne High School

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

Neil Roberts (Australian footballer) Neil Roberts Boyles Football Photos

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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Neil Roberts (Australian footballer) Wikipedia


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