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Key Facts

Full name
Bert Worner

Known as
Bert Worner

Born
18 September 1929

Died
2 September 2012 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 271d
Last game: 25y 336d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 25

Bert Worner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1951-195565100.1580%11.751.750
Total1951-195565100.1580%11.751.750

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,129th player to appear, 3,524th most games played, 4,936th most goals kickedGeelong: 551st player to appear, 266th most games played, 413th most goals kicked

Bert Worner was a solidly built, pacy player with a straight ahead style who boasted first-rate distribution skills. He was equally suited to a half back flank, a wing or the centre, and was a key component in Geelong's superb sides of the early 1950s. Originally from Swan Hill, he helped the Cats to Grand Final victories at the expense of Essendon in 1951 and Collingwood a year later, and also played in the losing Grand Final team of 1953 against the Magpies. His senior VFL career comprised 65 games and saw him kick 10 goals between 1951 and 1955.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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