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Bob Bosustow


Career : 1955 -1956
Debut : Round 3, 1955 vs Fitzroy, aged 20 years, 331 days
Carlton Player No. 686
Games : 20
Goals : 4
Guernsey No. 4 (1955 - 1956).
Last Game : Round 15, 1956 vs North Melbourne, aged 22 years, 55 days
Height : 178 cm (5 ft. 10 in.)
Weight : 86.5 kg (13 stone, 9 lbs.)
DOB : 8 June, 1934

Robert (Bob) Bosustow came to Carlton from Perth Football Club in 1955 to win Carlton's Best First Year Player award, appear in 20 games in two seasons, and kick 4 goals for the Blues.

His efforts in those matches were appreciated by all Carlton supporters - but not as much as his achievement afterward, when he returned home and fathered his mercurial, spectacular son; Peter "The Buzz" Bosustow.

Bob was a well-built utility who stood 178 cm, weighed in at 86.5 kg, and wore guernsey number 4 throughout his time at Carlton. Back in Perth, he remained deeply involved in local football, Bob played for Kelmscott in the South Suburban Murray Football League in 1961 - 62. He played in the 1962 grand final with Kelmscott running out victors against Gosnells. Then went on to coaching the Kelmscott Bulldogs in 1963-'64.

He passed away on December 28, 1997 aged 63.

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