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Key Facts

Full name
George Coates

Known as
George Coates

3 July 1923

16 February 2014 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 318d
Last game: 30y 337d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 2

Family links
Michael Coates (Son)

George Coates

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AFL: 5,677th player to appear, 1,697th most games played, 800th most goals kickedFitzroy: 634th player to appear, 70th most games played, 32nd most goals kicked

A talented rover who averaged almost a goal a match in his eight-season, 128 game VFL career, George Coates was a highly devoted servant of the Fitzroy Football Club over many years. After retiring as a player at the end of the 1954 season, he served the Roys in a variety of administrative posts. As a player he represented the 'Big V' and was seldom less than serviceable.

Author - John Devaney


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