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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Thompson

Known as
Robbie Thompson

22 October 1967 (age 56)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 151d
Last game: 23y 286d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Glenelg; Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Adelaide: 41

Robbie Thompson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 10,179th player to appear, 9,948th most games played, 12,713th most goals kickedAdelaide: 18th player to appear, 226th most games played, 233rd most goals kicked

Robert Thompson was a solid defender who was one of Adelaide’s inaugural AFL squad members in 1991. He played the first three matches of the ‘91 season but only appeared twice after that before being de-listed.

The bulk of Thompson’s playing career was spent with Glenelg in the SANFL. Between 1987 and 1993 he played 113 games and registered five goals for the Tigers. He appeared in the 1990 and 1992 grand final losses to Port Adelaide, and was listed among his side’s best players after both matches.

Author - John Devaney


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