Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Brian Roet

Known as
Brian Roet

2 November 1939 (age 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 185d
Last game: 28y 303d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 18, 23

Brian Roet

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1961-1965, 19688810.0169%12.370.302.9313
Total1961-1965, 19688810.0169%12.370.302.9313

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,252nd player to appear, 2,763rd most games played, 9,221st most goals kickedMelbourne: 794th player to appear, 190th most games played, 924th most goals kicked

Recruited by Melbourne from University Blacks, Brian Roet carved out a noteworthy, if somewhat fleeting, VFL career for himself. For the first two seasons of that career he played as an amateur to comply with the wishes of his parents. Mostly used at centre half back, that was the position he occupied in the 1964 grand final defeat of Collingwood. His main strengths were his relentlessness and his stamina, with Demons coach Norm Smith once stating that he could not remember ever having to shift him because his opponent was outplaying him.

Roet played 88 VFL games and scored one goal for Melbourne from 1961 to 1965 and in 1968. In 1966-7 he was travelling abroad continuing the medical studies which earned him the predictable nickname of ‘Doc’.

Author - John Devaney


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