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Key Facts

Full name
Barry Armstrong

Known as
Barry Armstrong

22 September 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 307d
Last game: 30y 334d

Height and weight
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 12

Barry Armstrong

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,200th player to appear, 589th most games played, 692nd most goals kickedCarlton: 815th player to appear, 35th most games played, 56th most goals kicked

Combative, hard working and versatile, Carlton's Bundoora recruit Barry Armstrong was a tremendous servant of the Blues in 204 VFL games between 1969 and 1981, during which time he kicked 142 goals. He was in the centre when Carlton overcame Richmond in the 1972 grand final, and played as a ruck-rover in the flag decider of 1979, when Collingwood was vanquished. He was among the best players afield in both games. Armstrong later served as a Carlton club official.

Author - John Devaney


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