Bob Troughton

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Bob Troughton
Personal information
Date of birth(1904-06-17)17 June 1904
Date of death 17 August 1988(1988-08-17) (aged 84)
Original team(s) North Broken Hill [1] (BHFL)
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
1926–1929 West Torrens 51 (143)
1930–1935 Geelong 92 (100)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1935.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Robert Troughton (17 June 1904 – 17 August 1988) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the early 1930s.

Troughton played as both a wingman and rover, also at times used up forward. He started his career at Broken Hill Football League club North Broken Hill before moving to Adelaide to play for South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club West Torrens, topping their goalkicking in 1928 and 1929. Geelong recruited him for the 1930 VFL season and he played in their losing Grand Final that year and their premiership the following season.

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References

  1. "North Broken Hill Football Club". Australian Football. Retrieved 18 October 2015.