Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
David Bryden

Known as
Dave Bryden

23 June 1927

30 August 2013 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 19d
Last game: 28y 58d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 18

Recruited from
Wonthaggi Power (1947)

Dave Bryden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,728th player to appear, 1,366th most games played, 1,876th most goals kickedFootscray: 338th player to appear, 67th most games played, 119th most goals kicked

Dave Bryden was a formidable on-field presence who excelled in the role of follower resting in defence, which was where he lined up in Footscray's victorious Grand Final team of 1954. Originally from Wonthaggi, he played a total of 147 VFL games for the Bulldogs between 1947 and 1955, and kicked 56 goals. He was a VFL representative player in 1951.

Author - John Devaney


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