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

From: Melbourne Grammar/University Blacks

Number: 18 1961-1965, 23 1968

Premiership Player - 1964
Best First Year Player - 1961

Games: 88
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

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.

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

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.

Football Record R7 1965

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