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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Scott

Known as
Robert Scott

1 March 1969 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 154d
Last game: 31y 9d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 50, 45, 8
North Melbourne: 8

Recruited from
Geelong (1995)

Family links
Bailey Scott (Son)

Robert Scott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneAFL1995-2000113580.5166%8.194.351.585

AFL: 9,742nd player to appear, 302nd most games played, 343rd most goals kickedGeelong: 867th player to appear, 106th most games played, 50th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 841st player to appear, 112th most games played, 113th most goals kicked

Geelong recruited Robert Scott locally from Torquay and he was mainly utilised as a crumbing forward, bagging 164 goals in 132 games for the club between 1986 and 1994. Sometimes criticised for not going in hard enough for the ball it was therefore something of a revelation when he crossed to North Melbourne and was transformed into one of the toughest, most determined and most effective taggers in the business. His blistering pace coupled with great reserves of stamina made him ideally suited to his new role. 

Visibly thriving on the challenge of taking on and nullifying the effectiveness of some of the game’s most glittering talents Scott was a key member of the Kangas team which romped to victory against Sydney in the 1996 grand final. Between 1995 and 2000 he played 113 games for North and kicked 58 goals. He played in a total of three losing grand finals, in 1989 and 1992 with the Cats and in 1998 with the ‘Roos. He was adjudged most unfortunate to miss selection in North Melbourne’s winning 1999 grand final team.

Author - John Devaney


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


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