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Key Facts

Full name
Glenn Stewart Robertson

Known as
Glenn Robertson

Born
1 November 1952 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 159d
Last game: 23y 301d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; East Perth; Port Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 26

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1977); East Perth (1982)

Best & fairest
Port Melbourne, 1983

Family links
Leigh Robertson (Brother)Tommy Corrigan (Grandfather)

Glenn Robertson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1972-197650130.2636%9.243.802.282
East PerthWAFL1977-19819160.07
Port MelbourneVFA1982-198667
Total1972-1986208190.09

AFL: 8,444th player to appear, 4,263rd most games played, 4,473rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 895th player to appear, 253rd most games played, 311th most goals kicked

Mainly used as a wingman during his 50 game, 13 goal stint with Fitzroy from 1972 to 1976, Glenn Robertson was the sort of footballer to improve time. After producing easily the best and most consistent football of his career in 1976 he somewhat surprisingly decided to transfer to East Perth where he was transformed into a top notch full back. Among his 91 appearances for the Royals between 1977 and 1981 was the 1978 grand final win over Perth.

The 1982 season saw Robertson crossing to VFA first division club Port Melbourne in the VFA where he enjoyed a highly memorable debut season which culminated in a near best on ground performance at centre half back in a 7 point grand final defeat of Preston. He remained with Port until 1986, playing a total of 67 games for an overall career tally of 208.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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