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23 June 1962 (age 60)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 277d
Last game: 27y 358d
Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Fitzroy; Port Adelaide; St. Kilda
Fitzroy: 57, 45, 7
St. Kilda: 16
Fitzroy (1985); Port Adelaide (1986)
Graham Gotch (Father)Xavier Gotch (Son)
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 9,309th player to appear, 2,495th most games played, 855th most goals kickedFitzroy: 994th player to appear, 283rd most games played, 78th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,312th player to appear, 292nd most games played, 102nd most goals kicked
Bradley Gotch played for 96 games for Fitzroy and St. Kilda between 1982 and 1990.
Gotch was one of smallest players of his era at 166 cm and possessed an accurate left foot pass. Debuting in 1982 for Fitzroy, Gotch played thirty games in his first three years. In 1985 he played three games in the first six rounds before being delisted by Fitzroy and finishing the season with Port Adelaide in the SANFL. After impressing at Port Adelaide, he returned to Melbourne to play for St Kilda. His best goal kicking feat was for St Kilda against his old side Fitzroy where he kicked seven goals in a game in 1987. He finished his career playing local football for Dandenong in the VFA.
Gotch coached Williamstown in the VFL from 2002 to 2009, becoming the second-longest serving coach in the club's history, coaching the club to finals in six of the eight years including the 2003 VFL premiership. He also worked in development coaching roles with both Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs alignments during those years. In 2010 Gotch was appointed senior coach of the Casey Scorpions, taking over from Peter German and joined Port Adelaide as an assistant coach on October 19, 2011.