Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Kennedy

Known as
George Kennedy

5 May 1919

24 October 1979 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 115d
Last game: 29y 45d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 97 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 31, 18, 3
South Melbourne: 31

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1948)

George Kennedy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1937-1942, 1946-1948801241.5535%24
South MelbourneV/AFL1948551.0020%0
V/AFL1937-1942, 1946-1948851291.5234%24
Total1937-1942, 1946-1948851291.5234%24

AFL: 4,555th player to appear, 2,789th most games played, 784th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 241st player to appear, 165th most games played, 51st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 683rd player to appear, 1,026th most games played, 627th most goals kicked

George Kennedy was a good all round performer for North Melbourne in 80 VFL games from 1937 to 1942 and between 1946 and 1948. He enjoyed a particularly noteworthy 1941 season, kicking 47 of the 124 goals he managed during his time with the Shinboners, and tying for the club’s best and fairest award with Bill Findlay.

Author - John Devaney


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