Robert Cummings (footballer)

Robert Cummings (born 20 September 1969) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Fitzroy in the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1990.[1] He was recruited from the Central District Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) to Hawthorn, but did not play a senior game for the Hawks. In 1990 he was selected by Fitzroy with the 15th selection in the 1990 Preseason Draft.

Robert Cummings
Personal information
Full name Robert Cummings
Date of birth (1969-09-20) 20 September 1969
Original team(s) Norwood, (SANFL)
Draft No. 15, 1990 Preseason Draft
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1990 Fitzroy 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1990.
Sources: AFL Tables,

His great-grandfather, Joe Johnson, was a Fitzroy footballer and credited with being the first Indigenous Australian to play in the Victorian Football League. A younger brother, Trent Cummings, also played for Fitzroy and their father, Percy, was a Hawthorn player. Their grandfather, Percy Johnson played for North Melbourne.[2]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 141. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  2. Moncrieff, Darren (16 August 2005). "Thank you, Joe Johnson".

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