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Key Facts

Full name
Barry Price

Known as
Barry Price

Born
8 March 1949 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 53d
Last game: 30y 72d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Claremont

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 35, 5

Recruited from
Collingwood (1976); Claremont (1979)

Barry Price

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1966-1975, 1979158590.3769%13.824.902.9451
ClaremontWANFL1976-197849480.98
Total1966-19792071070.52

AFL: 7,799th player to appear, 1,135th most games played, 1,775th most goals kickedCollingwood: 673rd player to appear, 79th most games played, 141st most goals kicked

Recruited from Wimmera Football League club Ararat, Collingwood's Barry Price was a superb attacking centreman especially renowned for his impeccable disposal skills. Quick, decisive, and elusive, he made his VFL debut as a 17-year-old in 1966, and was soon teaming to telling effect with the Magpies' champion full forward, Peter McKenna. A Copeland Trophy winner in 1969, Price represented the VFL the following year, and was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent centremen in the game.

In 1976, Price crossed to Claremont where he provided fine service in 49 games over the next three seasons. Returning to Collingwood in 1979, Price added only one senior game, bringing his final total with the Magpies to 158, before calling it a day as a player. In 1983 he coached VFA first division club Prahran. More than two decades later, Barry Price remained involved in football, and in 2005 was appointed senior coach of renowned VAFA club Old Scotch. More recently he became Director of Sport at Scotch College.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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