Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Albert Rodda

Known as
Alby Rodda

8 September 1920

15 May 2002

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 233d
Last game: 29y 359d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 30

Alby Rodda

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1939-1943, 1946-19501311421.0864%29

AFL: 4,685th player to appear, 1,404th most games played, 620th most goals kickedMelbourne: 572nd player to appear, 91st most games played, 48th most goals kicked


One of the smallest players of his day, Alby Rodda was also one of the best, roving in three Melbourne premiership teams (1939-40 and 1948), and representing the VFL. He missed the winning grand final of 1941 through injury, but played in the losing grand final of 1946. He got better with age, winning a club best and fairest award in 1948, as well as being best afield in that year's drawn grand final against Essendon. He was also prominent the following week when Melbourne triumphed in the replay. Alby Rodda's VFL career comprised a total of 131 games between 1939 and 1950. He also booted 142 goals.


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.