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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Gazzard

Known as
Bob Gazzard

26 September 1935 (age 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 252d
Last game: 23y 337d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 23

Bob Gazzard

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,465th player to appear, 3,302nd most games played, 7,940th most goals kickedGeelong: 574th player to appear, 246th most games played, 684th most goals kicked

Nicknamed ‘The Pin’ because of his light (183cm, 76kg) build, Bob Gazzard nevertheless held down the full back position - one which presupposes a fair degree of strength and aerial prowess - with aplomb. His overhead marking and spoiling ability were impressive, and he also kicked well, another pre-requisite for a top ranking full back. Between 1954 and 1959 he played 71 VFL games and kicked two goals for Geelong whilst witnessing a gradual decline in the club’s fortunes including consecutive wooden spoons in 1957-8.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Cats' Tales by Col Hutchinson


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