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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Walsh

Known as
Brian Walsh

Born
25 October 1934

Died
19 August 2010 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 172d
Last game: 29y 302d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 7

Family links
Dave Walsh (Father)

Brian Walsh

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1956-196413100.0047%8.502.004
Total1956-196413100.0047%8.502.004

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,652nd player to appear, 1,634th most games played, 11,866th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,019th player to appear, 80th most games played, 1,520th most goals kicked

Brian Walsh was a dogged and extremely determined back pocket specialist who worked superbly in tandem with champion full back Verdun Howell. St Kilda recruited Walsh from Ormond in the VAFA and he gave excellent service in 131 VFL games between 1956 and 1964, unfortunately just missing the club's halcyon phase. He also represented the VFL against Tasmania in 1962. As a coach, Brian Walsh steered VFA Second Division side Werribee to fourth place in 1981. His father, Dave Walsh, played with Essendon, Essendon Association and North Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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