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Key Facts

Full name
Frank Davis

Known as
Frank Davis

Born
25 August 1944 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 328d
Last game: 29y 7d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 40, 6

Frank Davis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1964-197316820.0140%11.861.102.5714
Total1964-197316820.0140%11.861.102.5714

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,630th player to appear, 981st most games played, 7,994th most goals kickedMelbourne: 819th player to appear, 39th most games played, 778th most goals kicked

Back pocket specialist Frank Davis was a tremendous servant of the Melbourne Football Club in 168 VFL games spread over ten seasons. He made his Demons debut in 1964, and managed to keep his place in the side until the finals series, in which Melbourne ultimately prevailed. In the titanic Grand Final tussle with Collingwood Davis actually played on a half back flank, but his usual position for most of his career, including interstate matches for the VFL, was the back pocket.

In 1970 Frank Davis was appointed captain of the Demons, and celebrated by winning a best and fairest award that same year. He retained the captaincy until the end of the 1972 season. In 1980 he took on the coaching role at VFA 1st division club Frankston but the team performed poorly and he was replaced later in the season by Ian Bremner.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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