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Key Facts

Full name
Angus Maxwell Abbey

Known as
Angus Abbey

Born
15 November 1925

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 201d
Last game: 28y 314d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 29, 30

Family links
Ross Abbey (Son)

Angus Abbey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1949-19547800.0045%8.331.250
Total1949-19547800.0045%8.331.250

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,902nd player to appear, 3,032nd most games played, 11,632nd most goals kickedFootscray: 359th player to appear, 165th most games played, 898th most goals kicked

Defender Angus Abbey was recruited by Footscray from local side Waratah and made his league debut in 1949. He was solid and reliable rather than flashy, and served the Bulldogs well in 78 games from 1949 to 1954. He failed to register a single goal. He was a first choice senior player for part of that time, but by his last season was only rarely selected. He did make the 1954 grand final team, however, albeit only as 20th man. His son Ross also represented Footscray with distinction.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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