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Key Facts

Full name
Geoffrey Spring

Known as
Geoff Spring

Born
20 April 1925

Died
3 October 1997 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 363d
Last game: 32y 105d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs
Williamstown; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 19

Recruited from
Williamstown (1948)

Geoff Spring

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
WilliamstownVFA1945-194751641.25
RichmondV/AFL1948-1957147630.4347%19
Total1945-19571981270.64

AFL: 5,775th player to appear, 1,329th most games played, 1,667th most goals kickedRichmond: 477th player to appear, 72nd most games played, 119th most goals kicked

True to his name, Geoff Spring had a magnificent leap, and was a fine mark. His kicking was also excellent, and he had the trademark pace and flair associated with his favoured position. He commenced his senior career with Williamstown, and was the best player afield as the Seagulls beat Port Melbourne in the 1945 Grand Final. He transferred to Richmond in 1948 where he played 147 games and booted 63 goals during the course of a 10-season VFL career. Spring won his club's best and fairest award in 1949, and played interstate football for the VFL four times.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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