Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Richard Kennedy

Known as
Dick Kennedy

12 September 1925

25 September 1996 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 249d
Last game: 25y 354d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 24
Fitzroy: 9

Recruited from
Melbourne (1947)

Dick Kennedy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,456th player to appear, 3,113th most games played, 1,802nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 652nd player to appear, 709th most games played, 415th most goals kickedFitzroy: 636th player to appear, 198th most games played, 114th most goals kicked

Used as a centre half forward by Melbourne, Dick Kennedy found his niche on a half forward flank after shifting to Fitzroy. He actually started out with Hawthorn where he played in the thirds, but as he was residentially tied to Melbourne the Demons claimed him.

Kennedy’s VFL career comprised 13 games and 11 goals for Melbourne in 1945-6 and 63 games and 47 goals with Fitzroy from 1947 to 1951.

Author - John Devaney


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