Russell “Robbo” Robertson is a former professional Australian Rules footballer well known for his career at the Melbourne Football Club. As the highflying miraculous goal kicking forward for the club, his career spanned over 12 years and an impressive 200 + games. His ability to take spectacular marks ensured he was one of just four players in the club’s history to have led the goal kicking in four or more seasons. He was awarded the Melbourne Football Club Best & Fairest award in 2003 and had the privilege of representing Australia in the International Rules Series against Ireland in 2005. He retired from Australian Rules football in 2009.
Russell had other talents up his sleeve that he was keen to pursue. His passion and natural talent for music and performance led to him launching his singing career with his appearance on the Australian television show “It Takes Two” which aired on Channel 7 in 2008. He was partnered on the show with the famous Australian singer Kate Cebrano, who is well known both here in Australia and internationally for her extensive singing career. As a team, they finished as runners up on the hit show.
Russell’s relentless work ethic and passion for music enabled him to progress his music career further as he went on to release his first album titled “Higher” in 2008. He has also worked as a model and has become a regular television personality featuring on such shows as “The Footy Show Screamers” talent quest competition.
In 2012, Robertson joined the Melbourne Football Club website and produced his own show “The Robbo Show” while he also starred in “Barassi – The Stage Show” which was based on the Australian Rules football legend, Ron Barassi.
Russell is currently enjoying his role as Club Development/MFC Ambassador at the Melbourne Football Club where he is a Life Member and is happily married to former Melbourne Storm cheerleader and actress Brooke Aust, whom he wed in 2006.