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Key Facts

Full name
David McLeish

Known as
David McLeish

21 February 1950 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 127d
Last game: 30y 191d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 29

David McLeish

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1969-1980213220.1036%11.833.552.306

AFL: 8,185th player to appear, 514th most games played, 3,482nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 965th player to appear, 30th most games played, 304th most goals kicked

South Melbourne recruited David McLeish from Wodonga and, initially playing mainly as a wingman, he impressed from the outset with his all round skill, pace and toughness. Later in his career he played a lot of fine games on a half back flank. His Swans career comprised 213 VFL games and saw him kick 22 goals between 1969 and 1980. He also represented Victoria against Western Australia in 1976. After leaving the VFL he went back to his original club Wodonga.

Author - John Devaney


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