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Key Facts

Full name
Aubrey MacKenzie

Known as
Aubrey MacKenzie

23 October 1894

15 July 1933 (aged 38)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 268d
Last game: 29y 312d

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Footscray; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 20
St. Kilda: 2, 3

Recruited from
Melbourne (1922)

Aubrey MacKenzie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1922-19243580.2340%0
V/AFL1914, 1922-19243780.2238%0
Total1914, 1918-19243780.22

AFL: 2,133rd player to appear, 4,990th most games played, 5,334th most goals kickedMelbourne: 316th player to appear, 1,155th most games played, 1,128th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 529th player to appear, 410th most games played, 475th most goals kicked

Aubrey MacKenzie (sometimes wrongly spelt 'McKenzie') commenced in league football in 1914 when he played a couple of VFL games for Melbourne. However, it was not until after the war that he rose to prominence, initially with Footscray in the VFA, and then with St Kilda. While with the Tricolours he was a key contributor, as a bullocking ruckman resting in the forward lines, to the premierships of 1919 and 1920, and also played in the losing Grand Final of 1921 against Williamstown. 

MacKenzie crossed to St Kilda in 1922, and gave the Saints good service in 35 VFL games over three seasons. During the 1923 season he was acknowledged as one of the leading ruckmen in the competition, and his fine form was a major catalyst for the Saints' rise up the ladder after several poor seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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