DOB: 4 August 1930
Died: 11 May 2002
MFC Debut: Round 2, 1951 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 3, 1954 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval
Number: 36 (1951-1954)
Games: 18 (20 total)
Originally started his career at Carlton and vice-captained their Thirds to flags in 1948 and 1949. When he became old enough to play senior football he was residentially tied to the Demons and reluctantly transferred there in 1950. Melbourne refused to clear him to the Blues. He made his debut the next season, and was lightly played over four seasons after that.
Robinson's best season was his first, where he played 14 matches as a key defender, and received four Brownlow Medal votes despite only appearing in one win. The pacy defender missed the 1952 pre-season as he concentrated on professional running and didn't play a senior match for the season. An attempted comeback was thwarted in 1953 by injured ankle tendons, which prompted him to retire.
He made a comeback with Carlton at the end of 1954. The Blues had sought a clearance for his return in 1953 but were again refused. He didn't make his debut with the Blues until 1956 and added just two more senior games.
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Some sources shown him as being from Mentone, and say his father played for Carlton - possibly Billy Robinson.
Argus - 22/03/1950
Argus - 18/04/1950
Age - 07/04/1951
Argus - 09/04/1951
Age - 25/03/1953
Argus - 27/05/1953
Age - 07/04/1954
Football Record R1 1955
Age - 11/04/1956
Boyles Football Photos