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Brian Roet

Image DOB: 2 November 1939

Debut: Round 4, 1961 against St. Kilda at MCG
Last Game: Round 20, 1968 against Richmond at MCG

Games: 88
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
6102769.31


From: Melbourne Grammar/University Blacks

Number: 18 1961-1965, 23 1968

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1964
Best First Year Player - 1961

Roet worked his way up from the Thirds in 1955, through the Demon glory era before finally making his debut as a 22-year-old in 1961. He instantly impressed in his 13 game debut season, holding down centre-half back while also studying medicine. Not surprisingly he was known by the nickname "Doc" - and would occasionally enter games not having slept due to his hospital duties.

Roet continued to be a regular with 17, 20 and 15 games over the next three years. In 1962 he had a top four finish in the Best and Fairest.

After winning a premiership in 1964, Roet played five games in 1965 before travelling to Hong Kong to further his studies as a doctor. He returned in 1968 for five matches.

He worked as an anaesthetist and GP, and later as a psychotherapist in London. In 1999 he was named in the Melbourne Grammar Team of the Century.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1961 1305
1962 1712
1963 2003
1964 1501
1965 502
1968 1800


Notes
Roet's Wikipedia profile claims he played for University Blacks in 1966 and 1967. Football Record shows him as having gone overseas at this time.

He may have played as an amateur throughout his career, which would make him the last MFC amateur player.

Media
Football Record R7 1965

Links
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 22 July 2014 16:14:19 AEST by supermercado. (Version 13)

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