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Key Facts

Full name
Garry Davidson

Known as
Garry Davidson

10 February 1954

26 November 2020 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 65d
Last game: 24y 190d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 2
Richmond: 18

Recruited from
Devonport (1972); Geelong (1978)

Family links
Tom Davidson (Son)

Garry Davidson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1972-1974, 197840250.6333%10.152.453.230
Total1972-1974, 197840250.6333%10.152.453.230

AFL: 8,448th player to appear, 4,831st most games played, 3,293rd most goals kickedGeelong: 736th player to appear, 467th most games played, 342nd most goals kickedRichmond: 802nd player to appear, 698th most games played, 418th most goals kicked

Garry Davidson was a forward and occasional midfielder who commenced his senior football career with NWFU side Devonport, for whom he played 35 games and kicked 78 goals in 1970-1, topping the club’s goal kicking list in the latter season. In 1972 he joined Geelong where, over the course of a three season stint, he divided his time more or less equally between seniors and reserves, playing 30 games and scoring 16 goals in the former grade. The 1975 season found him at Richmond, but he proved unable to break into the senior team, and in 1976 he was cleared to VFA second division side Caulfield.

After two seasons with the Bears he returned to Richmond where he again struggled to establish himself, playing just 10 senior games and booting nine goals. From 1979 to 1981 he resumed in the VFA with Caulfield and took his final tally of games played with the club to 89 and the number of goals kicked to 154. While with the Bears he was a dual club best and fairest winner, topped their goal kicking once, and represented the VFA in 1977, 1979 and 1980.

In 1982 Davidson returned home to Tasmania and joined Glenorchy as captain-coach. His three season stint with the club saw him play 60 TFL games and score 176 goals. In 1983 he helped the side to a flag. After a couple of seasons out of football he served as non-playing coach of North Hobart from 1987 to 1989, steering the side to premierships in his first and last seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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