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Key Facts

Full name
Cornelius Britt

Known as
Con Britt

Born
10 August 1947

Died
23 July 2022 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 3d
Last game: 25y 282d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 27

Con Britt

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1966-1973110720.6565%13.021.893.997
Total1966-1973110720.6565%13.021.893.997

AFL: 7,869th player to appear, 2,107th most games played, 1,487th most goals kickedCollingwood: 681st player to appear, 163rd most games played, 120th most goals kicked

Invariably known as 'Con', Cornelius Britt joined Collingwood from Golden Point in the Ballarat Football League, and made his VFL debut in 1966. Much of his best football was played on a half forward flank, but he could also perform serviceably either across centre or on the ball. Always hard at the football and extremely tenacious, his overall approach typified the Collingwood style. Britt was at half forward left when the Magpies lost the 1970 VFL Grand Final to Carlton by 10 points. When he retired in 1973, still aged only 26, he had played a total of 110 senior games and kicked 72 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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