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Key Facts

Full name
Clyde Laidlaw

Known as
Clyde Laidlaw

27 November 1933 (age 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 148d
Last game: 28y 250d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 16, 35

Clyde Laidlaw

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,422nd player to appear, 1,808th most games played, 1,822nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 751st player to appear, 116th most games played, 131st most goals kicked

Clyde Laidlaw was a quiet achiever for Melbourne during the club's greatest ever era. Between 1954 and 1962 he played 124 VFL games including the winning grand finals of 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960. He missed the 1957 premiership triumph with a thigh injury and was prevented from playing in the following season's losing grand final against Collingwood with a similar problem. Most of his football was played as a forward and he registered 58 goals in his career.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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