Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
David Pretty

Known as
David Pretty

2 April 1951 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 3d
Last game: 22y 145d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 30, 9

David Pretty

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1969-197358120.2116%

AFL: 8,107th player to appear, 3,912th most games played, 4,676th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 613th player to appear, 244th most games played, 332nd most goals kicked

Capable of marking strongly and kicking well on the run, David Pretty was a consistently reliable defender and wingman who gave good service to two league clubs. From Wodonga, he commenced with North Melbourne in 1969, and had played 58 VFL games and kicked 12 goals by the time he crossed to Perth in 1974. He enjoyed an excellent debut season with the Demons, culminating in a stand-out 27 disposal performance in their grand final loss to East Fremantle which saw him share the Simpson Medal for best afield with Old Easts’ Gary Gibellini. Pretty spent another season with Perth and had played 25 WANFL and kicked three goals by the time he departed.

Author - John Devaney


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