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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Corbett

Known as
Bob Corbett

23 November 1895

10 June 1957 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 160d
Last game: 33y 281d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 12

Bob Corbett

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,488th player to appear, 1,076th most games played, 5,070th most goals kickedMelbourne: 364th player to appear, 47th most games played, 449th most goals kicked

Bob Corbett was a key player for Melbourne in 161 VFL games between 1920 and 1929. He was originally from Ballarat Football League side Golden Point, one of many players from that club to have graced league ranks. He missed the Fuchsias' 1926 Challenge Final win over Collingwood because of a serious head injury sustained against Essendon in the previous week's final. Widely regarded as one of the champion centremen of his day, Bob Corbett was a regular VFL representative player.

Author - John Devaney


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