Puig Aubert

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Robert Aubert Puig
Tuesday, 24th March, 1925
Friday, 3rd June, 1994 (Aged 69 years and 71 days)
Place Of Birth
Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Awards & Accolades

International Hall Of Fame

Playing Career Statistics

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Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
European Championship 26 - 72   9 162 12 14 0 46.15% List
Tour Matches France 30 8 137   2 302 21 6 3 70.00% List
Test Series 11 - 46   - 92 8 3 0 72.73% List
World Cup 4 - 12   1 26 2 1 1 50.00% List


Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
France 1946-54, 1956 46 1 149   12 325 25 20 1 54.35% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
France 1946-1954 4 - 12   1 26 2 1 1 50.00% List

Your Say

Nomenclature says: Puig Aubert ranks amongst the most colourful and quirky players to grace the stage of international RL. His eccentricities on the field
included smoking a cigarette whilst playing in a game (hence his nickname), and as full-back, refusing to tackle opposition players who had made breaks through the first line of defence - turning instead to berate his team mates for the ineptness of their tackling.

Notwithstanding this he was an inspiring leader
for the champion 1951 French side and a spectacularly brillant goalkicker. He was famous for the trick shot of placing the ball where the corner post would be and kicking a goal (cornerkick soccer style) by curling it through the posts! (11/05/2012)

The Noctambulist says: Turned goal-kicking orthodoxy on its head: after placing the ball on the mound, instead of carefully measuring his steps backwards ever concentrating on the target, he would simply turn around and nonchalantly walk back several paces, turn again, take aim and kick. Very different! (22/05/2012)

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Contributions: Gary Neale, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Keith Bowen