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Key Facts

Full name
Richard Grigg

Known as
Dick Grigg

Born
8 June 1885

Died
12 November 1972 (aged 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 334d
Last game: 36y 108d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 10, 8, 29

Family links
Archie Grigg (Brother)

Dick Grigg

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1904-1914, 1921194640.3338%0
Total1904-1914, 1921194640.3338%0

AFL: 917th player to appear, 688th most games played, 1,647th most goals kickedGeelong: 107th player to appear, 50th most games played, 130th most goals kicked

A superbly skilled and scrupulously fair centreman, Geelong's Dick Grigg was felt by some to be the best player in the VFL for much of his 194-game league career which commenced in 1904. A near automatic state selection, he marked brilliantly, had tremendous pace, and was one of the best kicks in the game. He was Geelong's best and fairest player in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1914. (His victory in the 1912 award was only recently unearthed, placing him level with Gary 'Buddha' Hocking as the Cats' most prolific best and fairest winner).

After officially retiring in 1914 he was persuaded to resume briefly, aged thirty-six, when Geelong qualified for the 1921 major round, but unfortunately he proved unable to stop Richmond dumping the Cats from contention in the First Semi Final.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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