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Robert Elliott

Image DOB: 29 April 1953

MFC Debut: Round 2, 1979 against Geelong at Kardinia Park
Last Game: Round 15, 1981 against Collingwood at MCG

From: Scotch College/Yea/St. Kilda

Number: 6 1979-1981

Honours
Victorian state representative - 1980

Games: 43 (103 total)
Goals: 8 (23 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1003323.25

A two time former premiership captain of the Scotch College side, Elliott sued the VFL at 18-years-old old as he was zoned to Geelong but the Cats wouldn't clear him to St Kilda. Melbourne wound up with the rights to Elliott but waived them to St. Kilda as part of the deal that sent Carl Ditterich to the Demons.

One of St. Kilda's most consistent players, he walked out of Moorabbin in 1979 after a disagreement with Saints management. He started the season training with VFA side Dandenong, and although his brother Glenn had already joined the Demons as part of the deal which took Carl Ditterich back to the Demons as playing-coach, Robert didn't win his clearance until April. His other brother Bruce was cleared to the Demons with him as part of the deal.

The three brothers played together for the first time in Round 5, 1979, and while Glenn left after one season Robert remained at the Demons for three. His best year was 1980 when he played 18 games, won five Brownlow Votes and was a Victorian state player. He found his opportunities more limited under Ron Barassi during the Demons' horror 1981 season and left at the end of that year.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1979 1760
1980 1825
1981 800

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Family

Notes
May have been from Thornton Eildon

Media
Age - 25/05/1972
AllSport - 15/06/1972
Age - 14/04/1979

Links
'Great Scot' - Scotch College
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 20 October 2018 17:08:03 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 22)

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