Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Frank Stubbs

Known as
Frank Stubbs

27 September 1919

16 May 1997 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 244d
Last game: 26y 331d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 95 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Camberwell

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 31, 21, 17, 36

Frank Stubbs

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1937-1941, 1945-194666170.2624%10.004.0017
Total1937-1941, 1945-1951136170.13

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,499th player to appear, 3,478th most games played, 3,944th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 233rd player to appear, 205th most games played, 277th most goals kicked

A formidable on field presence at 192 cm and 95 kg, Frank Stubbs gave solid service in the ruck to North Melbourne in 66 VFL games between 1937 and 1941 and in 1945-6. However, arguably his best football was played during a 70-game stint at Camberwell between 1947 and 1951. While with the Tricolours he won three consecutive best and fairest awards from 1948 to 1950 and was the club's first ever Liston Trophy winner in the last of those years.

Stubbs was an energetic, high leaping player who typically covered a lot of ground while rucking, and he also boasted plenty of pace for such a big man. His kicking was sound, and he rarely wasted the ball.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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