Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Robert E . Bowden

Known as
Bob Bowden

29 March 1887

17 October 1964 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 44d
Last game: 32y 161d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Richmond; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 23
St. Kilda: 23, 12, 20, 17

Recruited from
Collingwood (1908); Richmond (1913)

Bob Bowden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1913-1915, 1918-19196600.0044%0
V/AFL1906, 1908-1915, 1918-191915050.0337%0
Total1906, 1908-1915, 1918-191915050.0337%0

AFL: 1,136th player to appear, 1,270th most games played, 6,072nd most goals kickedCollingwood: 112th player to appear, 1,095th most games played, 910th most goals kickedRichmond: 2nd player to appear, 196th most games played, 513th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 416th player to appear, 227th most games played, 1,315th most goals kicked

After managing just one game with Collingwood in 1906, Robert Bowden made a more concerted return to league ranks a couple of years later when he was a regular member of Richmond's inaugural VFL side. He remained at Punt Road for five years, amassing 83 senior games, before crossing to St Kilda in time to participate in that club's first ever premiership play-off in 1913, which resulted in a loss to Fitzroy. A talented and extremely consistent wingman, he added a further 66 games to his VFL career tally with the Saints before finally retiring at the end of the 1919 season.

Author - John Devaney


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