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Encyclopedia > Robert Harvey (footballer)
Robert Harvey
Personal information
Birth August 21, 1971 (1971-08-21) (age 36),
Recruited from Seaford
Height and weight 181cm / 84kg
Playing career¹
Debut Round 19, 6 August 1988, St Kilda vs. Footscray, at Western Oval
Team(s) St Kilda (1988-present)

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¹ Statistics to end of Round 7, 2008 season
Career highlights

Robert Jeffrey Harvey (born 21 August 1971) is an Australian Rules Football player in the Australian Football League recognised as one of the league's best midfielders and a champion of the modern era noted for his supreme endurance. He is the grandson of former Australian test cricketer Merv Harvey and grandnephew of Neil Harvey, who was Australia's leading runscorer and century-maker behind Don Bradman. The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is the medal awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie not including finals matches) as decided upon by umpires. ... The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. ... The St. ... Best and Fairest (also known as Fairest and Best in some competitions, notably the Australian Football League) is the term commonly used in Australian sport to describe the player(s) adjudged to have had the best performance in a game or over a season for a given sporting club or... The All-Australian Team is an all star team of Australian rules footballers, selected by a panel at the end of each season. ... Since 1992, the Michael Tuck Medal has been awarded to the best-and-fairest player in the AFL pre-season grand final. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... Mervyn Roye Harvey (born April 29, 1918, Broken Hill, New South Wales, died March 18, 1995, Footscray, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1947. ... Robert Neil Harvey MBE (born October 8, 1928 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer who represented the Australian cricket team between 1948 and 1963. ... Sir Donald George Bradman (August 27, 1908 - February 25, 2001) was an Australian cricket player who is universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, and one of Australias greatest popular heroes. ...

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Early career

Recruited from St Kilda's VCFL zone, he made his VFL debut in 1988 when he was recruited from local team Seaford by the St Kilda Football Club (the league changed its name to the AFL in 1990). He is the only current player who played in the pre-AFL, VFL days. VCFL may refer to the following terms: The Victorian Country Football League, one of several governing bodies for Australian rules football. ... VFL/AFL is the term used to refer to the competition established in 1897, which was originally known as the Victorian Football League. ... Seaford is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... The St. ...


Trademarks

Harvey is a playmaker noted for his hard running and ability to evade tackles using techniques such as the shrug, baulk, dummy, sidestep and blind turn. These attributes give him room to run the ball and dispose effectively through his deft handpasses and kicks.


He is also known for his acceleration and endurance.


Awards

In a distinguished career, Harvey has won countless awards and medals, including consecutive Brownlow Medals, the league's highest individual honour, in 1997 and 1998. Robert Harvey has been awarded over 200 Brownlow votes, making him 2nd for overall Brownlow votes in AFL/VFL history. He is the only player to ever have received votes in more than 100 games. He was the club best and fairest in 1992, 1994, 1997 and 1998, and made the All-Australian team seven times. He has won three E. J. Whitten Medals, as well as the 1997 AFL Players Association Award (now known as the Leigh Matthews Trophy). He is one of the ten players in the history of the game to play 350 or more games. Though he has never played in an AFL premiership side he did play in three "night premierships" (pre-season), in 1996, 2004 and 2008, as well as the losing 1997 AFL Grand Final side against the Adelaide Crows. The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is the medal awarded to the best and fairest player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie not including finals matches) as decided upon by umpires. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Leigh Matthews Trophy is an annual award given by the AFL Players Association to the Most Valuable Player in the Australian Football League. ... The NAB Cup is the pre-season/night series Australian rules football competition of the Australian Football League, sponsored by National Australia Bank. ... The Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Crows, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Adelaide, South Australia. ...


Injuries

Harvey has struggled with numerous injuries in the recent past and had a knee reconstruction (ACL) in 2001 as well as suffering from numerous hamstring problems. In 2003 and 2004, however, he was able to play out a full season. Harvey suffered a hamstring injury in a game against the Fremantle Dockers in Round 9 in 2007. The injury kept him out for 4 weeks. In human anatomy, a hamstring refers to one of the tendons that makes up the borders of the space behind the knee. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


St Kilda games record

Harvey became the fourth player to play 300 games for the St Kilda Football Club in the 2004 Preliminary Final against Port Adelaide. In Round 7 in 2006, against Geelong in front of a near full house at the Telstra Dome, Harvey broke the all-time games record for the St Kilda Football Club (until then held by Nathan Burke) with 324 games). To celebrate this the Saints wore special guernseys with Harvey's sillouhetted image in the centre. The Saints lost to Geelong, going down by 18 points. This page is for Telstra Dome, Melbourne. ... Nathan Burke (born February 6, 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer. ...


2007 Season

Harvey reached his 350th game against West Coast at Subiaco Oval in Round 12, where the Saints unexpectedly defeated the reigning champs by 23 points. At the end of the season he announced he would continue playing in 2008, making him the only VFL/AFL player to ever play in 21 consecutive seasons. Of current players he is the record holder for most number of games, but is unlikely to break Michael Tuck's VFL/AFL games record of 426. West Coast Eagles Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League. ... Subiaco Oval, known colloquially as Subi, is the highest capacity sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. ... Michael Tuck (born June 24, 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL/AFL with the Hawthorn Football Club. ... This is a list of records from the Australian Football League since its inception in 1897 (previously known as the Victorian Football League). ...


Personal life

Harvey is married to Danielle, who appeared on Fox Footy's "Living With Footballers" before it was cancelled at the end of 2004. They have three children - a son, Connor; and two daughters, Remy and Alyssa. Fox Footy Channel is a channel exclusively dedicated to Australian rules football, in particular the AFL. The channel was created after the Foxtel consortium won the rights to the AFL; formerly a key feature of Optus Vision programming. ...


See also

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Sources

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Awards
Preceded by
Tony Lockett
St Kilda Best and Fairest winner
1992
Succeeded by
Nathan Burke
Preceded by
Nathan Burke
St Kilda Best and Fairest winner
1994
Succeeded by
Nicky Winmar
Preceded by
James Hird, Michael Voss
Brownlow Medallist
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Shane Crawford
Preceded by
Corey McKernan
Leigh Matthews Trophy
1997
Succeeded by
Wayne Carey
Preceded by
Nathan Burke
St Kilda Best and Fairest winner
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Nathan Burke
Preceded by
Andrew McLeod
Michael Tuck Medal
2004
Succeeded by
Brendan Fevola
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