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Key Facts

Full name
Donald Condon

Known as
Don Condon

Born
12 March 1923

Died
15 February 1996 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 55d
Last game: 28y 47d

Height and weight
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 16

Recruited from
Brighton (1944)

Don Condon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1944-19511312181.6652%10
Total1944-19511312181.6652%10

AFL: 5,269th player to appear, 1,631st most games played, 347th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 328th player to appear, 80th most games played, 24th most goals kicked

Calm in a crisis, deadly in front of goal, and extremely consistent, Don Condon was an excellent if underrated performer for North Melbourne in 131 VFL games between 1944 and 1951. Those games yielded 218 goals, including a club ladder topping 38 in 1948. He was on a half forward flank when North contested its first ever VFL Grand Final in 1950, but was unable to prevent a 38-point loss to Essendon. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Don Condon was never selected to represent the VFL in interstate football, although there can be no doubt that he was worthy of the honour.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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