Bob Flanigan (footballer)
|Full name||Robert Flanigan|
|Date of birth||25 March 1914|
|Date of death||12 July 1988(aged 74)|
|Height/Weight||175 cm / 74 kg|
1 Playing statistics to end of 1945 season .
Bob 'Bluestone' Flanigan (25 March 1914 – 12 July 1988) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Footscray and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His surname has also been spelt Flanagan and Flanegan on some sources.
A left footed half back, Flanigan was renowned for his toughness and once fractured his skull while at Footscray. He polled well for Footscray in the 1937 Brownlow Medal where he was their second largest vote getter.
In 1941, his first season with Essendon, Flanigan was a losing Grand Finalist but the following year he played as a half back flanker in their premiership team.
- Bob Flanigan's statistics from AFL Tables
- Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.
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