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Francis Vine

NameFrancis Vine
Born1904-10-01
Height188 cm
Weight84 kg
Jumper 23
V/AFL ClubsMelbourne
V/AFL Games105
V/AFL Career1926-34
V/AFL Goals41
Brownlow Votes12

Player Stats

Biography

'Pops' 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