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Key Facts

Full name
Robert James Green

Known as
Bob Green

Born
5 January 1911

Place of birth
Carlton, VIC (3053)

Died
8 May 1949 (aged 38)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 135d
Last game: 34y 134d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 32

State of origin
VIC

Family links
Jack Green (Brother)Tom Green (Brother)

Bob Green

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1933-1945187580.3167%17.303.054
Total1933-1945187580.3167%17.303.054

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,041st player to appear, 759th most games played, 1,799th most goals kickedCarlton: 497th player to appear, 47th most games played, 149th most goals kicked

Bob Gray was a first rate wingman for Carlton in 187 league games between 1933 and 1945. Included in that total was the victorious grand final of 1938 when Gray was one of the very best players on view with his long goal just prior to the half time break hammering a decisive nail into Collingwood's coffin.

A Victorian interstate representative against South Australia in 1938 Green retired five games into the 1945 football season, meaning he missed the chance of participating in the Blues' grand final triumph over Carlton that September.

Tragically, just four years after his retirement as a player Bob Green was killed after being hit by a Melbourne tram on Plenty Road, Preston. He was aged just thirty-eight.

Bob Green's brother Jack also played VFL football for Carlton as well as Hawthorn.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; http://www.blueseum.org/Bob+Green

Footnotes

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