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
Life Member - 2023

Games: 88
Goals: 1
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Roet was fortunate to be recruited by Melbourne in 1960, a recruiter had gone to see Charlie Abbott, and when he found out Abbott had already signed with Hawthorn he opted for Roet instead.

Debuting the next year as a 22-year-old, 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.

For his first two seasons Roet played without payment in case he needed to return to the amateur competition, but found himself 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.

Roet was born in Cuba, moving to Melbourne as a child. His brother Michael played Thirds in 1955.

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

Amateur players
Overseas Born Players
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.

Football Record R7 1965
Football Record - R3, 2018

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