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Robert Hyde

Robert Hyde

1973-1977
38

62 CFC Games Played

2 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
1 November 1954
Recruited From
Greensborough
Collingwood Debut
Round 8, 1973
Height:
183cm
Weight:
85kg

Biography

A tough, no frills back pocket player from Greensborough whose career was destroyed by knee problems.

Hyde won the Copeland Trophy in the wooden spoon year of 1976, which was a testimony to his spirit as Hawthorn star Leigh Matthews had fallen across his knee and seriously injured it midway through the previous season.

He was appointed deputy vice-captain in 1977 and played in the Grand Final tie and Replay but then seriously injured the knee again in a 1978 practice game.

He missed the entire season and then crossed to Essendon where he was a surprise selection for the 1979 Elimination Final, but he injured the knee again and was forced to retire at the age of 24.

Hyde was not lost to football, coaching Greensborough to two premierships in the Diamond Valley league in the early 1980s before leading the Calder Cannons to three TAC Cup premierships from five Grand Finals between 1996 and 2006.

A school principal by trade, Hyde went on to coach the Vic Country team at the National Under 18 Championships and led the Northern Blues in the VFL in the first half of 2012.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1973-1977 62 2 5 58%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1973 2 16 4 20 38

1973 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 Fitzroy W 14 3 17 38 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 2 1 3 38 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1974 8 103 16 119 38

1974 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 9 Richmond W 14 1 15 38 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 17 4 21 38 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 15 1 16 38 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 10 1 11 38 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 2 2 38 View match >
Round 22 Sydney L 15 2 17 38 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs W 21 5 26 38 View match >
Semi Final Hawthorn L 9 2 11 38 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1975 10 124 22 146 38

1975 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 11 3 14 38 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 13 2 15 38 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 8 1 9 38 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 12 3 15 38 View match >
Round 5 Western Bulldogs L 20 5 25 38 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 14 2 16 38 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 12 1 13 38 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 14 3 17 38 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 18 2 20 38 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 2 2 38 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1976 18 1 216 35 251 38

1976 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Hawthorn L 1 17 1 18 38 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 4 4 38 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda L 13 13 38 View match >
Round 6 Geelong L 16 2 18 38 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 11 3 14 38 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 8 1 9 38 View match >
Round 10 Essendon L 8 3 11 38 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 14 14 38 View match >
Round 12 Carlton W 11 11 38 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 12 2 14 38 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 12 5 17 38 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn L 17 3 20 38 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda L 7 2 9 38 View match >
Round 17 Geelong L 16 2 18 38 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy L 17 2 19 38 View match >
Round 20 Western Bulldogs L 10 1 11 38 View match >
Round 21 Essendon W 14 2 16 38 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne L 9 6 15 38 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1977 24 1 3 290 66 356 38

1977 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 9 2 11 38 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne L 11 2 13 38 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 10 4 14 38 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 9 4 13 38 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 9 5 14 38 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 1 17 2 19 38 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 8 2 10 38 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 14 2 16 38 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 8 2 10 38 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 13 4 17 38 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 12 1 13 38 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 10 2 12 38 View match >
Round 14 Richmond W 14 6 20 38 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 13 4 17 38 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 14 6 20 38 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 17 2 19 38 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 1 10 2 12 38 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 1 17 3 20 38 View match >
Round 20 Hawthorn L 8 1 9 38 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 17 4 21 38 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 15 2 17 38 View match >
Semi Final Hawthorn W 15 1 16 38 View match >
Grand Final North Melbourne D 0 0 8 2 10 38 View match >
Grand Final North Melbourne L 0 0 12 1 13 38 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 62 2 3 749 143 892
Avg/Game   0.03 0.05 12.08 2.31 14.39
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

737

Total AFL Games
63
Total AFL Goals
2
CFC Debut
Round 8, 1973
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1977
Recruited From
Greensborough
Full Name
Robert Hyde

Awards

  • Most Consistent Player
    1976
  • E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1976
  • Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1975
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