Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Robert Doyle

Known as
Robert Doyle

14 January 1951 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 102d
Last game: 24y 123d

Height and weight
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 97 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 28

Family links
Stephen Doyle (Son)

Robert Doyle

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1969-197577360.4719%5.702.732.491

AFL: 8,135th player to appear, 3,106th most games played, 2,597th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 958th player to appear, 200th most games played, 209th most goals kicked

Having progressed through the grades at South Melbourne Robert Doyle made his senior League debut in 1969. A hefty, powerful ruckman he had played 77 VFL games and kicked 36 goals for the Swans by the time he crossed to VFA first division club Port Melbourne eight weeks into the 1975 season. He rounded off his career in the SANFL with South Adelaide.

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.