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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Goodger

Known as
Eddie Goodger

Born
10 March 1929

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 100d
Last game: 29y 173d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 15

Recruited from
Heidelberg (1949)

Eddie Goodger

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1949-195814910.0150%12.002.007
Total1949-195814910.0150%12.002.007

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,913th player to appear, 1,298th most games played, 9,000th most goals kickedFitzroy: 657th player to appear, 43rd most games played, 743rd most goals kicked

Recruited from Heidelberg, Edward Goodger gave Fitzroy ten seasons of sterling service, initially mainly as a follower, and later in various defensive positions. Powerful, dashing, and with impeccable judgement, he played a total of 149 VFL games for the Roys between 1949 and 1958. His final senior game was the 1958 First Semi Final in which Fitzroy went down to North Melbourne by four points, with Goodger one of the best players on view. Once his league days were over, he joined Ivanhoe.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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