Lew Roberts

Lewis Edgar Roberts (2 April 1918 – 3 March 2001) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). He captained the club during the SANFL's war time competition from 1942–1944. After the war Roberts won the club's best and fairest award in 1946. In 1948 he took the captaincy of the club along with coaching responsibilities in what was his last year playing for the club. Roberts' ability to kick the ball accurately to advantageous positions for his team mates was a notable part of his game.[6]

Lew Roberts
Personal information
Full name Lewis Edgar Roberts
Date of birth (1918-04-02)2 April 1918
Place of birth Dublin, South Australia[1][2]
Date of death 3 March 2001(2001-03-03) (aged 82)[3]
Position(s) Centre
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1937–1941 Port Adelaide
1942–1944 Port Adelaide/West Torrens
1945–1948 Port Adelaide
Total 179 (50)[4]
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 6
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1948 Port Adelaide 17 (4–13–0)[5]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1948.
Career highlights
  • Port Adelaide best and fairest (1946)
  • Port Adelaide/West Torrens captain (1942–1944)
  • Port Adelaide captain-coach (1948)
  • Port Adelaide hall of fame inductee
Source: AustralianFootball.com


  1. "The Story Behind ROBERTS'S TROPHY WIN". The Advertiser. South Australia. 13 September 1946. p. 7.
  2. "Family Notices". The Advertiser. South Australia. 5 April 1918. p. 6.
  3. "Lewis Edgar Roberts". Billion Graves.
  4. http://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/club/history/hall-of-fame
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. http://australianfootball.com/players/player/lew+roberts/502
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