Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Robert Kupsch

Known as
Bob Kupsch

27 November 1933

3 March 1998 (aged 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 239d
Last game: 24y 269d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 34, 12, 3
St. Kilda: 3

Recruited from
Collingwood (1957)

Family links
Ken Kupsch (Brother)

Bob Kupsch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1957-19582200.0045%1

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,494th player to appear, 4,782nd most games played, 6,673rd most goals kickedCollingwood: 569th player to appear, 581st most games played, 605th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,047th player to appear, 558th most games played, 1,532nd most goals kicked

A defender from Aspendale, Bob Kupsch played only 18 VFL games for Collingwood from 1954 to 1957, but these included the losing grand finals of 1955 and 1956 (albeit that he started on the bench in both matches). He crossed to St Kilda midway through the 1957 season in search of greater opportunities, and ended up making more appearances in 18 months than he had managed in three and a half seasons with the Magpies. In 1959, with 20 games for the Saints to his name, he joined Sandhurst of the Bendigo Football League as captain-coach were he remained for two seasons, before undertaking the same role in 1961-2 at Mid Murray Football League side Tyntynder.

Author - John Devaney


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