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Key Facts

Full name
Val Robertson

Known as
Val Robertson

Born
11 April 1879

Died
11 March 1940 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 110d
Last game: 25y 96d

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; St. Kilda

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1900)

Val Robertson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1898-1899700.0043%0
St. KildaV/AFL1900-19045900.0015%0
V/AFL1898-19046600.0018%0
Total1898-19046600.0018%0

AFL: 389th player to appear, 3,513th most games played, 9,852nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 45th player to appear, 899th most games played, 1,041st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 122nd player to appear, 259th most games played, 1,163rd most goals kicked

A wingman from South Yarra, Val Robertson specialised in making long, weaving runs with the ball, the type of feat which was probably lauded by spectators more than any other at the time. After a brief, seven game stint with South Melbourne in 1898-9 he came into his own after crossing to St Kilda, where he added 59 VFL games from 1900 to 1904. He failed to register a goal with either of his clubs.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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