Bruce Comben

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Bruce Comben
Personal information
Full name Robert Bruce Comben
Date of birth 25 October 1930
Date of death 15 December 2002(2002-12-15) (aged 72)
Original team(s) Werribee South
Debut Round 1, 1950, Carlton
vs. Melbourne, at M.C.G.
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1950–1961 Carlton 188 (36)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1961.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Bruce Comben (25 October 1930 – 15 December 2002)[1] was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Comben made his debut for the Carlton Football Club in the Round 1 of the 1950 season. He retired from the game at the end of the 1961 season.

Bruce died in 2002. He owned supermarkets in the Laverton and Werribee area, when they were named SSW. However, the Werribee branch closed and the Laverton store became Comben's IGA. Recently, the Laverton store has been sold and will no longer be called Comben's IGA.

Bruce was a two time best and fairest winner for the Carlton Football Club and was named as back pocket in their team of the century.


  1. ^ 2002 AFL Annual Report. Australian Football League.

External links

  • Bruce Comben at Blueseum

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