Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Robert Henderson

Known as
Bob Henderson

27 January 1934

8 June 2019 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 214d
Last game: 28y 210d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 23

Bob Henderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1953, 1955-196213710.0149%7.672.3319
Total1953, 1955-196213710.0149%7.672.3319

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,395th player to appear, 1,502nd most games played, 9,059th most goals kickedFitzroy: 694th player to appear, 50th most games played, 747th most goals kicked

Imperturbably dogged, former Deniliquin full back Bob Henderson was one of Fitzroy's most consistent and highly regarded players of the 1950s. In 1953 and again between 1955 and 1962 he played a total of 137 VFL games, kicking only one goal, but preventing innumerable others. He was a VFL interstate representative in 1959, and after leaving Fitzroy he served from 1963 to 1967 as coach of the VFA's then youngest club, Sunshine. Henderson managed to get the Crows into the second division finals every year, but a losing Grand Final against Geelong West in 1964 was the closest they came to achieving promotion.

Author - John Devaney


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