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A monument commemorates Australian Rules footballer Bob Rose who was one of the true legends of the Collingwood Club and one of the greatest footballers to have played the game
|Address:||Olympic Boulevard, Westpac Centre, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.823637|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Mitch Mitchell|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 11th August, 2006|
One of Collingwood's greatest players and one of the most revered figures in the history of the game, Bob Rose was the heart of the Collingwood Football Club.
A great champion, four -time Copeland Trophy winner, star of the 1953 Premiership side, long-serving coach and board member, he was tough, courageous and brilliantly skilled. Humble and proud in the good times, dignified and gracious throughout the bad, his strength and humility as a leader helped to make Collingwood what it is today.
In his love of his family and the way he cared for his son Robert Rose (who became a quadriplegic in a car accident), he demonstrated kindness and dignity in the harshest of circumstances and left an indelible mark on our club and on the Melbourne community.
A young boy once told Bob Rose that whenever he played football he wrote a message on his hand – Play tough, play brave, play like Bobby Rose! This has become a theme for all Collingwood players.
Playing Years: 1946 - 55
Guernsey Number: 22
Games: 152 day games, 15 interstate
Copeland Trophy: 1949, 51, 52, 53
Victoria: 1949 - 54
All Australian: 1953
Collingwood Coach: 1964 - 71, 1985 - 86
Victorian Coach: 1967
Vice-President: 1963 - 71, 1984 – 1999
Australian Football Hall of Fame: 1996
Collingwood Team of the Century: 1997