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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Lamb

Known as
Robert Lamb

17 January 1955 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 108d
Last game: 24y 206d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 22
South Melbourne: 24

Recruited from
Richmond (1979)

Robert Lamb

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL19797101.4314%

AFL: 8,556th player to appear, 3,556th most games played, 782nd most goals kickedRichmond: 751st player to appear, 277th most games played, 62nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,069th player to appear, 944th most games played, 481st most goals kicked

After a highly promising junior career Robert Lamb joined Richmond and made his way up through the ranks from the thirds, making his senior debut in round five 1973. A half forward flanker, he was clever and elusive with a keen goal sense, but he failed to fully establish himself with the Tigers, and ended up playing slightly more games with the reserves than the seniors. From 1973 to 1978 he played 58 senior games and scored 120 goals. He was Richmond’s top goal kicker in 1976 with a tally of 38 majors.

The 1979 season saw Lamb at South Melbourne where he added a final seven games and 10 goals. He later played for Wonthaggi and Murrumbeena and was non-playing coach of amateur teams Ajax and University Blues.

Author - John Devaney


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