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Key Facts

Full name
David Glascott

Known as
David Glascott

27 April 1961 (age 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 349d
Last game: 30y 126d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 32

Family links
Stuart Glascott (Brother)

David Glascott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,237th player to appear, 943rd most games played, 1,333rd most goals kickedCarlton: 891st player to appear, 57th most games played, 119th most goals kicked

David Glascott was an exciting talent who could perform capably in a variety of positions. Originally from Thomastown he was recruited by Carlton and, after playing in the club's winning under nineteens grand final team in 1979, made his senior league debut in round three 1981. At season's end he was on a wing and one of the best players on view as the Blues triumphed on grand final day against Collingwood. He later also played in the winning grand finals of 1982 against Richmond and 1987 against Hawthorn. In the '87 match Glascott was assigned the apparently thankless task of tagging Hawks superstar John Platten, a role he performed superbly, in the process making a vital contribution to the Blues' success.

Boyish in appearance, opponents did well not to under-estimate him as he was a tough, highly skilled footballer who delighted in the physical aspects of the game. Between 1981 and 1991 David Glascott played 173 V/AFL games and kicked 81 goals for the Blues and the outstanding nature of his career was endorsed in 2001 when he was inducted into the official Carlton Hall of Fame. In 1992 and 1993 he rounded off his playing career with Frankston in the VFA.

Author - John Devaney


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