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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Wiggins

Known as
Bob Wiggins

Born
8 November 1925

Died
29 August 2002 (aged 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 285d
Last game: 25y 262d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 3, 33, 29, 26

Bob Wiggins

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1944-19516820.0357%2
Total1944-19516820.0357%2

AFL: 5,395th player to appear, 3,407th most games played, 7,885th most goals kickedRichmond: 442nd player to appear, 238th most games played, 686th most goals kicked

Bob Wiggins was at Richmond between 1942 and 1951 but for much of that time he was in and out of the seniors, and in fact only played 68 senior games compared with 70 in the reserves. He lined up mostly at full back, although he could also perform effectively in the ruck. His prodigious kicking was possibly the stand-out feature of his game. After leaving the Tigers he captain-coached Keysborough and later played for Kilcunda.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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