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Bob Bird

Bob Bird

1898

1 CFC Games Played

1 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
17 June 1875
Date of Death
21 July 1946
Recruited From
Collingwood Juniors
Collingwood Debut
Round 15, 1898
Height:
174cm
Weight:
74kg

Biography

Bob Bird became just the second player ever to cross from Collingwood to Carlton when he left Victoria Park in 1899.

Despite playing just one game in 1898, Bird was familiar with the black and white, playing for the Collingwood Districts before being recruited by the Magpies.

His debut in round 15, 1898 was also his last game for the club. He kicked a goal as the Magpies recorded a 76-point victory over St Kilda at the Junction Oval.

While Bird left Collingwood with a 100 per cent winning record, he experienced the lows of defeat early in his career at new club Carlton.

Starting at full-forward, Bird was held goalless as Carlton kicked just 1.5 for the match against Geelong.

After 20 games in the Navy Blue, Bird’s career ended, ironically, with an 11-goal loss to¬†Collingwood in round 15, 1900.

Bird passed away on July 21, 1946 at the age of 71.

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1898 1 1 0 100%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1898 1 1 0

1898 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 15 St Kilda W 1 0 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 1 1
Avg/Game   1.00
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

38

Total AFL Games
21
Total AFL Goals
4
CFC Debut
Round 15, 1898
CFC Last Game
Round 15, 1898
Recruited From
Collingwood Juniors
Full Name
Bob Bird
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