Robert Lamb

Date of Birth: 17/01/1955
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 79 kg ( 12-6 )
Guernsey: 22/44
Debut: 05/05/1973, Round 5, Melbourne
Last Game: 17/06/1978, Round 11, Footscray

Seasons: 1973-78
Total Games: 58
Total Goals: 120

Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1976 Goals 38

Seasons: 1972-78
Total Games: 60
Total Goals: 146

Honours: Premiership 1973.

Robert was an extremely talented sportsman. As a footballer he was a goal sneak opportunist who played on the half-forward-flank. He kicked some amazing angle and snap shot goals from this position. He was a Victorian Schoolboy captain and All-Australian who worked his way up from Richmond’s Scholarship Squad to the seniors. He is the only player in the club’s history to kick 8 or more goals in a game in the Senior, Reserve and Under/19 teams. He kicked 5 goals or more in senior football nine times, with his highest tally being 8 against Collingwood in Round 14 of 1976. He made his senior debut against Carlton in Round 6 of 1973. He later won the Best First Year Player award. He lost his senior position, after the 1973 preliminary final , although he went on to play in the Reserves’ Premiership side. He was the Seniors Leading Goalkicker in 1976. In 1977 he suffered a broken jaw after a solid collision with Footscray half-back John Reid, Robert crossed to South Melbourne in 1979 playing for one season. He later played and coached locally.
He was a fine all-around sportsman who also represented the Melbourne Cricket Club Senior XI. He was a member of their 1975/76 Premiership side. He scored a total of 862 runs, with one century and took 51 wickets including a hattrick. He also plays off a low single figure handicap in golf and now lives in Murrumbeena.

Mount Waverley U/13 1967-68 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1968, Competition Leading Goalkicker 1967 Goals 69, 1968 Goals 166 ) ; Mount Waverley U/15 1969 ( Honours - Best & Fairest, Captain Victorian U/15 Schoolboys, Captain All-Australian & Carnival Best & Fairest ; Camberwell Grammar School 1970.

South Melbourne Seniors 1979, Games 7, Goals 10 ; South Melbourne Seconds 1979, Games 9, Goals 12 ; Wonthaggi 1981, Games 17, Goals 83 ( Honours - Competition Leading Goalkicker 1981 ) ; Murrumbeena 1982, Games 18, Goals 80 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1982, Leading Goalkicker 1982, League Representative Team ; Ajax Amateurs Senior Coach 1984 ; University Blues Senior Coach 1985-86.

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