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Key Facts

Full name
Frederick Charles Burge

Known as
Fred Burge

6 September 1923

6 November 2018 (aged 95)

Place of death
Melbourne, VIC (3000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 322d
Last game: 26y 354d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 8, 10

Recruited from
Castlemaine (1942)

Fred Burge

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,117th player to appear, 1,904th most games played, 1,014th most goals kickedRichmond: 416th player to appear, 110th most games played, 68th most goals kicked

Fred Burge was a nippy and skilful rover who was particularly dangerous near goal. He joined Richmond from Castlemaine and gave the Tigers good service in 118 VFL games between 1942 and 1950. During that time he kicked 105 goals, with 55 of them - enough to top the club's list - coming in the 1945 season. Burge was a member of Richmond's losing Grand Final team against Fitzroy in 1944.

Author - John Devaney


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