For the former North American soccer player from South Africa, see Neill Roberts.Neil E.
Roberts (born 15 June 1933) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Roberts played with St Kilda on the forward line initially but later excelled as a centre half back, winning the Brownlow Medal in 1958.
He captained the side from 1959 to 1962 before retiring at 29 years of age and commencing a career in sports journalism.
He was inducted to the Saints inaugural Hall of Fame in 2003.
His son, Michael Roberts, also played for the Saints and is now a sports broadcaster.
Neil Roberts was the officer in charge of Mawson base, Antarctica, 1971–1973.