Neil Roberts (Australian footballer)
Life-size bronze statue of Neil Roberts
|Date of birth||15 June 1933|
|Original team(s)||Melbourne High School|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||84.5 kg (186 lb)|
|1952–1962||St Kilda||169 (40)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
- For the former North American soccer player from South Africa, see Neill Roberts.
Roberts played with St Kilda on the forward line initially but later excelled as a centre half back, winning the Brownlow Medal in 1958. He captained the side from 1959 to 1962 before retiring at 29 years of age and commencing a career in sports journalism. He was 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 the officer in charge of Mawson base, Antarctica, 1971–1973. He has now retired to farming.
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