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Key Facts

Full name
Francis Vine

Known as
Frank 'Pop' Vine


1 October 1904

6 October 1960

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 8d
Last game: 29y 349d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 23

Frank 'Pop' Vine

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 3,231st player to appear, 1,987th most games played, 2,123rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 444th player to appear, 137th most games played, 162nd most goals kicked


Frank 'Pop' Vine made his VFL debut with Melbourne in 1926, and kicked a goal in that season's winning grand final against Collingwood. He played as a follower, resting in defence, in that game, but went on to make his name as an authoritative, long kicking, strong marking centre half back. Particularly admired for his ability to take telling grabs even in the wet, Vine went on to play a total of 105 senior games and kick 41 goals for the Fuchsias in a nine season VFL career.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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