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Bob Rose : 14-June-2011
Bob Rose : 14-June-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Thestatue commemorates Australian Rules footballer Bob Rose (1928 - 2003)  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 & Batman Avenue, Collingwood Football Club, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.823637
Long: 144.979673
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Designer:Mitch Mitchell


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th August, 2006
Front Inscription

Bob Rose

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.

Career Highlights 

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


Source: MA
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