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Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Copsey

Known as
Alf Copsey

Born
22 January 1921

Died
7 March 1996 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 137d
Last game: 27y 107d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 29
St. Kilda: 14, 29

Recruited from
Melbourne (1947)

Alf Copsey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1946500.0080%0
St. KildaV/AFL1947-19481300.000%3
V/AFL1946-19481800.0022%3
Total1946-19481800.0022%3

AFL: 5,585th player to appear, 6,731st most games played, 11,550th most goals kickedMelbourne: 666th player to appear, 957th most games played, 1,237th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 895th player to appear, 735th most games played, 1,479th most goals kicked

Alf Copsey was a good all round footballer who played almost exclusively in defence. He commenced with Sandringham in the VFA in 1940 and went on to play 15 games and score two goals for the club over a couple of seasons. After a four year hiatus because of the war he undertook brief stints at Melbourne (five games, no goals in 1946) and St Kilda (13 games, no goals, 1947-8). The last and in some ways most productive phase of his career took place at Moorabbin where he added a final 19 games and six goals in 1951-2. In his first season, which also marked Moorabbin’s debut in the VFA, he won the club’s best and fairest award.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.