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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Elliott

Known as
Robert Elliott

29 April 1953 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 41d
Last game: 28y 73d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 8
Melbourne: 6

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1979)

Family links
Glenn Elliott (Brother)Bruce Elliott (Brother)

Robert Elliott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1973, 1975-197860150.2535%11.372.303.430
V/AFL1973, 1975-1981103230.2230%10.713.083.295
Total1973, 1975-1981103230.2230%10.713.083.295

AFL: 8,579th player to appear, 2,347th most games played, 3,437th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,174th player to appear, 252nd most games played, 361st most goals kickedMelbourne: 995th player to appear, 373rd most games played, 484th most goals kicked

The younger brother of Glenn Elliott, Robert Elliott was also a fine footballer. Taller than his brother at 188cm compared to 183cm, he was probably best described as a utility in that he was equally useful on the ball or in the backlines. St Kilda recruited him from Yea and he played 60 games for the club between 1973 and 1978, albeit that he missed the entire 1974 season. Along with brother Glenn he joined Melbourne in 1979 and added a final 43 VFL games and 8 goals to his respective career tallies over the ensuing three seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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