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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Merrick

Known as
Bob Merrick

Born
23 July 1893

Died
24 October 1981 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 305d
Last game: 32y 310d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 24, 22

Bob Merrick

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1919-1922, 1926591813.0763%0
Total1919-1922, 1926591813.0763%0

AFL: 2,433rd player to appear, 3,779th most games played, 467th most goals kickedFitzroy: 264th player to appear, 210th most games played, 23rd most goals kicked

Although he normally played at full forward Bob Merrick (shown right) was not a very reliable kick for goal. Nevertheless, he enjoyed quite a noteworthy playing career which included topping the VFA’s goal kicking ladder in 1915 with 43 majors, and heading Fitzroy’s list on four straight occasions. He commenced his career with East Sydney before joining Port Melbourne in 1912. In two separate stints (1912-15 and 1925-28) with the Borough he played 89 games and scored 236 goals. His VFL career with the Maroons yielded 59 appearances and 181 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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