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Key Facts

Full name
Bryan Kenneally

Known as
Bryan Kenneally

26 March 1942 (age 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 107d
Last game: 27y 157d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 22

Bryan Kenneally

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,071st player to appear, 944th most games played, 1,572nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 785th player to appear, 38th most games played, 107th most goals kicked

Bryan Kenneally was a quick, long-kicking, adaptable player who served Melbourne with distinction in 171 VFL games between 1959 and 1969, booting 68 goals. A member of the Demons' 1960 and 1964 premiership teams, he really came into his own after Ron Barassi left to coach Carlton in 1965. Stepping straight into Barassi's shoes as the team's principal ruck-rover, Kenneally showed he lacked surprisingly little in comparison with the great man, an assessment endorsed by the Victorian state selectors in 1967.

After leaving Melbourne Kenneally joined VFA club Prahran and was a member of their first division premiership teams in 1970 and 1973.

Author - John Devaney


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