Mitch Robinson seems set for an extended run in the reserves, with Brisbane coach admitting the wingman has been “battling” for form.

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Mitchell Robinson (born 7 June 1989) is an Australian rules footballer who played for Brisbane Lions and Carlton in the Australian Football League (AFL), he is also a professional Fortnite esports player, Twitch streamer and YouTuber.

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Personal information
Full name Mitchell Tim Robinson
Nickname(s) No Neck, Mitch, Robbo, Mad Dog, Shark Eyes, RobVlogs, Washed Up
Date of birth 7 June 1989 (age 33)
Place of birth Hobart, Tasmania
Original team(s) Tasmanian Devils (VFL)
Draft No. 40, 2008 National Draft, Carlton
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder

Robinson is a midfielder/half-forward who played junior football in Tasmania. In 2008, he played eleven games for the Tasmanian Devils Football Club in the Victorian Football League, as well as two games for the Lauderdale Football Club seniors in the Southern Football League, and one game for the Tassie Mariners in the TAC Cup.

He featured prominently at the AFL Under 18s Championship, winning Hunter-Harrison Medal as the best player in Division Two of the competition.

He was drafted by the Carlton Football Club with its 3rd round selection (No. 40 overall) in the 2008 AFL National Draft, and made his debut in Round 1, 2009 against Richmond at the M.C.G., scoring three goals.


Lions veteran Mitch Robinson seems set for an extended run in the reserves, with Brisbane coach Chris Fagan admitting the wingman has been “battling” for form and fitness.

A calf problem forced Robinson out of last weekend’s QClash, and when he wasn’t included in Brisbane’s squad for Sunday’s blockbuster against the Swans at the SCG, it was assumed it was because he was still injured.

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However, Fagan on Friday said Robinson – who turns 33 in June – was available for AFL selection, but the decision was made to bring him back via the club’s VFL side, probably for more than just a week.

“To be fair to Mitch he’s probably been battling with bits and pieces for a little while now,” Fagan said.

“Hopefully he can just get back in the reserves, play a good stretch of footy, get his form back and his fitness fully back and challenge for a spot in the seniors.

“We just want to make sure that when he comes back into the seniors that he’s not having those niggles … because he’s been battling for a while.”

Fagan added that the Lions’ impressive display in last Sunday’s 52-point thrashing of the Gold Coast made it tough to recall Robinson despite the selection vacancy left by injured rookie Kai Lohmann, who is out for six weeks with a damaged ankle.

Mitch Robinson stats

Robinson played sporadically in the AFL in his first two seasons, playing 26 of 46 possible games for Carlton and spending the rest of the time with VFL-affiliate Northern Bullants.

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Club information
Current club Brisbane Lions
Number 5
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2009–2014 Carlton 100 (58)
2015–2022 Brisbane Lions 147 (71)
Total   247 (129)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)    
2011 Australia 2 (0)

His breakthrough came in the 2011 season, when he won a regular place in the team, and became a key ball-winner in the midfield; at midseason, Herald Sun commentator Mark Robinson heralded him as the league’s most improved player.

He went on to finish seventh in the John Nicholls Medal count for the season, and was selected to represent Australia in the 2011 International Rules Series.

Robinson quickly became popular with Carlton fans for his hardness at the ball – often in apparent disregard for his own safety, due to his shark-like tendencies to the point where his style is sometimes described as “kamikaze”.

Robinson was involved in some off-field incidents during his time at Carlton. He was involved in a fight at the 2013 Big Day Out festival, and was fined $1,000 by the club as a result.


Mitchell Robinson signed a 4 year / $60,000,000 contract with the New York Knicks, including $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,000,000.

Contract: 4 yr(s) / $60,000,000
Average Salary: $15,000,000
Guaranteed at Signing $60,000,000
Signed Using: Free Agent/Bird
Free Agent: 2026 / UFA

In 2022-23, Robinson will earn a base salary of $17,045,454, while carrying a cap hit of $17,045,454 and a dead cap value of $17,045,454.

Mitch Robinson Tattoos 

Certainly Robinson is renowned for his kamikaze attack on the football, and is easily identified by the tattoos which he had long before they became a craze in the AFL, and to him are a meaningful and important representation of key people in his life.

Mitch Robinson : Dropped | Stats | Contract | Tattoos

And Fortnite is appropriate given that it is the online video game via which last December he became the first active AFL player signed by an eSports franchise.

But the StatsFile team thinks you can do better. Like “value for money”. Or ‘worth the risk”. Or ‘bloody good move’.

Because Robinson, the toast of the Lions after he won the Marcus Ashcroft Medal in Saturday’s Clash #17 win at Metricon Stadium, has proved himself that and more.

By Rishabh

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