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16 June 1959 (age 63)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 337d
Last game: 31y 357d
Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg
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AFL: 9,082nd player to appear, 1,018th most games played, 956th most goals kickedCollingwood: 793rd player to appear, 69th most games played, 74th most goals kicked
A talented all round footballer who was particularly strong overhead, Denis Banks was a prominent figure in Collingwood's 1990 premiership team. Originally from East Reservoir, he made his senior VFL debut in 1979, and his career encompassed 13 seasons.
However, instead of amassing the 250 or so games that might have been expected, he was restricted by injury to a mere 166. He booted 111 goals. The chief highlight of his career, other than his premiership appearance, came in 1984 when he won the Copeland Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest player.
Author - John Devaney