Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gary Merrington

Known as
Gary Merrington

19 November 1946 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 169d
Last game: 28y 263d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 19

Family links
Andrew Merrington (Son)

Gary Merrington

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AFL: 7,805th player to appear, 907th most games played, 2,134th most goals kickedFootscray: 545th player to appear, 44th most games played, 137th most goals kicked

Footscray recruited Gary Merrington locally from Braybrook and he went on to become a loyal and effective servant of the club in 174 VFL games between 1966 and 1975. He kicked 46 goals. A resolute and determined full back for much of his career, he was also successfully deployed as a wingman on occasion. A member of the Bulldogs’ 1967 and 1970 night premiership-winning teams Merrington later served Footscray as a recruiter, and was their Football Manager during the 1990s.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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