Ross G. Smith

Ross G. Smith

: "This article is about the AFL footballer, for other people with the same name see Ross Smith."Infobox afl player

firstname = Ross
lastname = Smith

| birthdate = Birth date and age|1942|9|8|df=y
birthplace =
originalteam = Hampton Scouts
heightweight = 173 cm / 75 kg
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
debutdate = 1961
debutteam = St Kilda
debutopponent =
debutstadium =
playingteams = St Kilda (1961-1972 & 1975) 234 games, 231 goals
coach = coach
coachingteams = St Kilda 1977, Subiaco (WA)
statsend = 2005
careerhighlights =

*St Kilda Best and Fairest 1967, 1971
*Brownlow Medallist 1967
*Premiership player 1966
*Victorian state captain 1972
*St Kilda captain 1970-72

Ross G Smith (born 8 September 1942) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL.

Smith played with St Kilda as a courageous rover. He won the Brownlow medal in 1967 and captained Victoria at the 1972 Perth Carnival. He once broke his arm smothering a ball in the late sixties and recovered to captain the Saints in the early seventies.

After retiring he coached Subiaco, Western Australia to a premiership in 1972. He also coached his former club St Kilda for a single season (1977), leading them only three wins and to their first wooden spoon in 22 years.

He was inducted to the Saints inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003. In addition he was chosen as first rover in St Kilda's Team of the Century.


* [ St Kilda Hall of Fame Profile]
* [ Saints honour roll]
* [ Football profile from FullPointsFooty.]

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