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Key Facts

Full name
Robin White

Known as
Robin White

8 September 1960 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 203d
Last game: 26y 299d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
South Adelaide; Melbourne; Prahran

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 5

Recruited from
South Adelaide (1985); Melbourne (1988)

Robin White

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South AdelaideSANFL1978-198415460.04

AFL: 9,591st player to appear, 5,559th most games played, 8,183rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,066th player to appear, 484th most games played, 798th most goals kicked

One of South Adelaide's finest players during the Haydn Bunton era, Robin White was a resourceful and courageous half back flanker and occasional centreman who racked up a total of 154 senior games between 1978 and 1984. Very much a team-orientated player, The 1983 Football Times Yearbook in noting his victory in the previous year's club best and fairest award and simultaneous almost complete failure in the Magarey Medal, remarked that "his single-minded determination to win the ball at all costs will always be of great value to a club, and yet, more often than not, will be overlooked by the men in white".

Originally from West Gambier, Robin White played Teal Cup football for South Australia and, towards the end of his SANFL career, represented the state's senior side on a couple of occasions. In 1985 he was recruited by Melbourne in the VFL where he impressed early although his form tailed off toward the end of his tenure with the Demons. In 1988 he crossed to VFA club Prahran, where he spent three seasons.

Author - John Devaney with additional material from Adam Cardosi


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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