|Name||Albert Rodda |
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.