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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Shepherd

Known as
Bob Shepherd

Born
10 February 1956 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 75d
Last game: 21y 156d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 1

Recruited from
Western Districts (1975); Fitzroy (1979)

Bob Shepherd

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Western DistrictsQAFL1974, 1979-1980
FitzroyV/AFL1975-197743310.7242%14.025.023.838
Total1974-1977, 1979-198043310.72

AFL: 8,739th player to appear, 4,596th most games played, 2,869th most goals kickedFitzroy: 920th player to appear, 282nd most games played, 162nd most goals kicked

Bob Shepherd was a gifted half forward who was All Australian Schoolboys vice-captain in 1972 after winning the J. L. Williams Medal as the best player at the national carnival. A Sherwood junior, he was highly skilled, quick and elusive. Runner-up to Jeff Ebert in the 1974 Grogan Medal while playing with Western Districts in the QAFL, Shepherd earned a ticket to Fitzroy in 1975. He proved himself a solid contributor and consistent ball winner over three seasons and 43 games with the Lions. In 1978 he returned to Wests and continued to play outstanding football, and in 1980 was, again,  joint runner-up in the Grogan Medal. 

Author - Murray Bird and Peter Blucher

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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