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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Roberts

Known as
Michael Roberts

27 July 1959 (age 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 346d
Last game: 27y 321d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Richmond; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 43, 28, 10
Richmond: 10
Fitzroy: 55

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1986); Richmond (1987)

Family links
Neil Roberts (Father)

Michael Roberts

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1978-198577450.5818%14.653.012.0311

AFL: 9,022nd player to appear, 2,677th most games played, 2,048th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,217th player to appear, 195th most games played, 150th most goals kickedRichmond: 876th player to appear, 657th most games played, 587th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,048th player to appear, 1,016th most games played, 793rd most goals kicked

Son of former St Kilda Brownlow Medallist Neil Roberts, Michael Roberts was a clever, resourceful rover who carved out an impressive ten season VFL career with three clubs. From Beaumaris, he was recruited by St Kilda and went on to play 77 VFL games and score 45 goals for the club from 1978 to 1985. At his best he was acknowledged as one of the finest small men in the game, a status affirmed by his selection to represent Victoria in 1981.

In 1986 and 1987 Roberts had brief stints at Richmond (12 games, four goals) and Fitzroy (two games, one goal) respectively before embarking on a noteworthy career as a football commentator on television.

Author - John Devaney


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