Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Mark Roberts

Known as
Mark Roberts

28 June 1965 (age 57)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 338d
Last game: 33y 351d

Height and weight
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Sydney; Brisbane; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 51, 27
Brisbane: 27
North Melbourne: 22

Recruited from
Sydney (1987); Brisbane (1991)

Mark Roberts

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL1991-19991251501.2064%10.024.903.299

AFL: 9,628th player to appear, 612th most games played, 539th most goals kickedSydney: 1,143rd player to appear, 616th most games played, 639th most goals kickedBrisbane: 17th player to appear, 99th most games played, 135th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 812th player to appear, 88th most games played, 36th most goals kicked

After struggling to make an impression at Sydney (18 games in 1985-6) and Brisbane (59 games, 1987-90) Mark Roberts, who hitherto had played mainly as a defender, was transformed by North Melbourne into a dynamic and thoroughly effective forward as well as a model clubman. In 1996 he was a key member of North’s winning grand final team against his original V/AFL club. When he retired in 1999 he had played 125 games for the ‘Roos while over the course of his entire career he registered 169 goals, 150 of them with North.

Author - John Devaney


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


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