Robert Stevenson (Australian footballer)

Robert Stevenson (born 14 June 1976) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Robert Stevenson
Personal information
Full name Robert Stevenson
Date of birth (1976-06-14) 14 June 1976
Original team(s) Western Jets / Taylors Lakes
Draft 19th, 1993 AFL Draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1994–1997 Essendon 11 (0)
1998 Western Bulldogs 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1997.
Sources: AFL Tables,

A key defender, Stevenson was just 17 when he debuted in the opening round of the 1994 AFL season. The Western Jets recruit made a total of six appearances that year and was also a member of the Essendon team which won the 1994 Foster's Cup.[1][2] He didn't feature in the 1995 and 1996 seasons and it was not until round 18 of the 1997 season that he got another chance in the seniors.[1]

He nominated for the 1997 AFL Draft and was picked up by the Western Bulldogs with the 47th selection. They were hoping he could play as a fullback but he didn't end up playing an AFL game for them.[3]


  1. "AFL Tables: Robert Stevenson".
  2. "Stevenson, Robert". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012.
  3. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
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