Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Barry George Pascoe

Known as
Barry Pascoe

23 January 1944

23 June 2007 (aged 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 82d
Last game: 26y 106d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
North Adelaide; North Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 17
St. Kilda: 31

Recruited from
North Adelaide (1967); North Melbourne (1968)

Family links
Bob Pascoe (Brother)

Barry Pascoe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North AdelaideSANFL1964-19652540.16
North MelbourneV/AFL19671510.0740%15.803.073.530
St. KildaV/AFL1968-197041350.8559%
Total1964-1965, 1967-197081400.49

AFL: 7,901st player to appear, 4,004th most games played, 2,609th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 585th player to appear, 518th most games played, 720th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,138th player to appear, 374th most games played, 186th most goals kicked

Smaller than brother Bob, Barry Pascoe was a brilliant ruck-rover who could win kicks at will. After just 25 games for North Adelaide he sought to follow his brother to VFL side North Melbourne in 1966. The Roosters, not surprisingly, were reluctant to release him given such scant service, but after standing out of the game for 12 months he finally won a clearance.

Pascoe spent just a single season with the Kangaroos. At the end of the 1967 season his brother Bob was sacked following a pay dispute and transferred to St Kilda. Once again, Barry followed hard on his brother heels, and in three seasons with the Saints he began to emerge as a genuinely formidable talent. Tragically, however, his career came to a peremptory conclusion after just 81 senior games (25 SANFL, 56 VFL) when he suffered a serious knee injury.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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