Neil Roberts (Australian footballer)


Neil Roberts (Australian footballer)
Neil Roberts
Personal information
Birth 15 June 1933 (1933-06-15) (age 78)
Recruited from Melbourne High School
Height and weight 185cm / 84.5kg
Playing career¹
Team(s)

St Kilda (1952–1962)

169 games, 40 goals

¹ Statistics to end of 2005 season
Career highlights
For the former North American soccer player from South Africa, see Neill Roberts.

Neil E. Roberts (born 15 June 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL.

Roberts played with St Kilda on the forward line initially but later excelled as a centre half back, winning the Brownlow medal in 1958. Captained the side from 1959 to 1962 before retiring at 29 years of age and commencing a career in sports journalism. Inducted to the Saints inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003.

His son, Michael Roberts also played for the Saints and is now a sports broadcaster.

Neil Roberts was officer in charge of Mawson base, Antarctica 1971–1973. Now retired to farming.

References

Preceded by
Brian Gleeson
Brownlow Medallist
1958
Succeeded by
Bob Skilton & Verdun Howell
Preceded by
Brian Gleeson
St Kilda Football Club captain
1959–1962
Succeeded by
Darrel Baldock

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