Bob McKenzie

For the 1969-1972 Bob McKenzie see Robert McKenzie

Image DOB: 19 December 1928
Died: 4 January 2012

Debut: Round 1, 1948 against Essendon at MCG
Last Game: Grand Final 1955 against Collingwood at MCG

From: Prahran Imperials

Number: 2 (1948-1955)

Premiership Player - 1948, 1955
Seconds Captain 1955
Victorian state player - 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953

Games: 125
Goals: 254
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Promoted straight from the Thirds to the seniors, McKenzie had a spectacular debut in the first round of 1948 with four goals in the first quarter en route to five for the match.

The twenty-year-old booted 39 goals in 19 games that first season. After having missed the drawn Grand Final, he was held goalless in the replay. He had been lucky not to miss the game, a striking charge in the Semi Final was upheld but he was only issued with a reprimand after his advocate pled for clemency based on his youth and that he was a first year player.

1949 was another consistent year for McKenzie with 40 goals from 18 starts. That year he played for Victoria a second time, kicking the winning goal in a match against South Australia.

A hand injury before the 1950 season saw him play only 13 games. He contributed more than thirty goals every year from 1951 to 1954 but missed the 1954 Grand Final after being suspended for a first quarter dustup in the Semi Final victory over North Melbourne.

After his suspension finished McKenzie played one game in 1955 before voluntarily returning to captain the Seconds. There he tore his thigh muscle, and coupled with his reluctance to step back into senior football he missed three months. He made it back in the side in Round 15, and remained in the side through the second premiership triumph.

He also played for a VFL representative team against the Riverina League in 1951. Midway through that year he was approached by a Western Australian team to captain/coach but did not play seniors.

After turning back coaching jobs at Golden Point, Mooroopna and 25 pounds a week at Jeparit in 1956, McKenzie was first cleared to Sandringham before joining Lang Lang. In 1957 he returned to the city to coach VFA side Prahran. He played his last game of competitive footy at the age of 43 with Greensborough, where he had been captain coach.

His son Robert McKenzie played 42 games for the Demons.

1948 193910
1949 18400
1950 13222
1951 14401
1952 18350
1953 17382
1954 19312
1955 790
Tribunal Record
Semi Final 1948 Striking Reprimand
Round 15, 1951 Striking 4 matches
Semi Final 1954 Striking 4 matches


Argus - 22/09/1948
Herald - 25/07/1949
Age - 25/04/1950
Argus - 07/07/1951
Age - 10/05/1955
Age - 29/07/1955
Argus - 24/02/1956
Age - 02/03/1956
Age - 05/04/1956
Football Record R1 1956

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