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Key Facts

Full name
Colin Hobbs

Known as
Colin Hobbs

Born
28 May 1946 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 330d
Last game: 24y 310d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 25

Colin Hobbs

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1966-19716460.0923%13.192.342.053
Total1966-19716460.0923%13.192.342.053

AFL: 7,771st player to appear, 3,575th most games played, 5,926th most goals kickedFitzroy: 831st player to appear, 192nd most games played, 437th most goals kicked

Having progressed through the grades at Fitzroy Colin Hobbs made his senior VFL debut in 1966. A resourceful and effective winger with a pronounced mean streak, he played 64 games and scored six goals for the Lions over the course of half a dozen seasons. After leaving Fitzroy he joined VFA first division side Coburg for whom he played 98 games in six seasons, and was skipper in 1974-5. The Lions were relegated during his time with them, and won the 1974 second division premiership under his captaincy. He is a member of Coburg’s official ‘Team of the Century’. Hobbs finished his playing career in the VFA’s lower tier with Northcote, where he made 13 appearances and scored 10 goals in 1977-8.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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