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Key Facts

Full name
Desmond Nisbet

Known as
Des Nisbet

29 October 1921

29 November 2004 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 260d
Last game: 30y 250d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 17, 32, 50, 6

Family links
Darryl Nisbet (Son)

Des Nisbet

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1944, 1946-195211060.0524%17
Total1944, 1946-195211060.0524%17

AFL: 5,369th player to appear, 2,104th most games played, 5,875th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 846th player to appear, 113th most games played, 559th most goals kicked

Des Nisbet was a solid and reliable defender who played 110 VFL games and booted six goals for St Kilda in 1944 and between 1946 and 1952. Originally from Caulfield City, he made life hard for opposition forwards, and was a tremendously loyal clubman who later served the Saints in a variety of off-field roles.

Author - John Devaney


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