Roger Clift

Roger William Clift (1931–1971) was an Australian rules footballer for the Port Adelaide during the 1950s. He was part of four of the club's six premierships in a row and won the club's best and fairest in the first of those in 1954. Football historian John Devaney describes Roger Clift as "One of those players who seems blessed with a total disregard for personal safety".[4] Clift died of a heart attack at a young age, while playing squash.[4] He is interred at the Centennial Park Cemetery in Pasadena, South Australia.[2]

Roger William Clift
Personal information
Date of birth 19 June 1931 [1]
Place of birth Jamestown, South Australia
Date of death 11 May 1971(1971-05-11) (aged 39) [2]
Place of death Cheltenham, South Australia
(last residence)
Original team(s) Jamestown
Position(s) Centre half back
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1957 Port Adelaide 155 (66)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 5
Career highlights


  1. Family Notices, Advertiser and Register 23 June 1931
  2. Roger Clift at Find a Grave; the plaque doesn't give a birth year, but his age of 39.
  3. Port Adelaide Honour Roll
  4. John Devaney, Roger Clift at
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