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Key Facts

Full name
Dennis Jones

Known as
Dennis Jones

Born
13 November 1936

Died
19 December 1999 (aged 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 230d
Last game: 25y 285d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 27

Dennis Jones

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1956-1960, 19625940.0776%13.007.003
Total1956-1960, 19625940.0776%13.007.003

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,723rd player to appear, 3,797th most games played, 6,647th most goals kickedMelbourne: 765th player to appear, 282nd most games played, 623rd most goals kicked

After playing seconds football in 1955 Dennis Jones made his senior league debut for Melbourne the following year. A powerfully built defender and occasional ruckman, he could never really be classed as an automatic choice for the seniors, but he did play in a premiership side in 1959. From 1956 to 1960 and in 1962 he played 59 VFL games for the Demons and scored four goals. A broken and dislocated wrist restricted him to reserves football in 1961.

In 1963 Jones joined VFA second division side Prahran as captain-coach. He spent a couple of seasons with the Two Blues, playing nine games. The 1965 season found Jones at Waverley, a VFA first division outfit, but he played just one game before bringing the curtain down on his playing career.

As a coach, Dennis Jones experienced mixed fortunes at Central District, West Perth and Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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