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Key Facts

Full name
George Moodie

Known as
George Moodie

Born
22 October 1872

Died
4 June 1954 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 198d
Last game: 32y 301d

Senior clubs
Melbourne

George Moodie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1897-1905134290.2245%0
Total1897-1905134290.2245%0

AFL: 99th player to appear, 1,560th most games played, 2,954th most goals kickedMelbourne: 12th player to appear, 91st most games played, 237th most goals kicked

One of the key members of Melbourne's early VFL sides, George Moodie played the ruck shepherd role to perfection. Powerfully built and not afraid to use his weight, Moodie was also an extremely intelligent footballer, and calm under pressure. In 1900 he teamed especially well with fellow ruckman Harry 'Vic' Cumberland and livewire Tasmanian rover Fred McGinis as the Redlegs upset the expectations of most pundits to take out the flag. Three times a Big V representative, Moodie retired after the 1905 season having played close to 200 games for his club, 134 of them in the VFL.

Author - John Devaney


Footnotes

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