Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Eric Parkes

Known as
Eric Parkes

30 September 1926

20 July 2004 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 198d
Last game: 28y 324d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 29

Recruited from
Yarraville (1949)

Eric Parkes

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1949-19557420.0351%8

AFL: 5,866th player to appear, 3,179th most games played, 7,915th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 411th player to appear, 183rd most games played, 610th most goals kicked

Eric Parkes was a solid, imperturbable defender who, during the immediate post-war period, gave fine service to, first, Yarraville and later North Melbourne. During the VFL phase of his career he played a total of 74 senior games and kicked three goals between 1949 and 1955.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy Publications


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