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Years Played: 1970-77

Born: 13/05/1952
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Debut order: 783
Number(s): 45 , 6

Games: 100
Goals: 111

Previous Clubs: Essendon Baptists-St John's


Ken Roberts was a talented utility player, half-back and forward, who was recruited from Essendon Baptists-St John's to the Essendon U19s in 1970. He earned a share of the limelight when Essendon moved up the ladder under Des Tuddenham.

He kicked six goals against North Melbourne in Round 7, 1973, but unfortunately severely injured his knee later that year in Round 16 against Geelong. It took him some time to overcome and he didn't return to senior football till Round 6 the following year. But the injury had robbed him of his pace.

Roberts was cleared to Melbourne in 1978 where he played a total of 12 games between 1978 and 1979. He played with Essendon-Tullamarine in late 1979.

He was appointed captain-coach of Lavington in New South Wales in 1980 where he remained until 1984, winning one premiership in 1983.

Roberts then moved to Queensland to become captain-coach of Kedron in 1985 and then assistant coach of Western Districts in 1986.

His father, Ken, played 58 games with Richmond between 1947 and 1951.

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