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Key Facts

Full name
George Edward Tribe

Known as
George Tribe

4 October 1920

Place of birth
Yarraville, VIC (3013)

5 April 2009 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 262d
Last game: 25y 310d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 30

State of origin

Family links
Tom Tribe (Brother)

George Tribe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,829th player to appear, 3,528th most games played, 1,345th most goals kickedFootscray: 266th player to appear, 199th most games played, 76th most goals kicked

Footscray’s George Tribe was perhaps better known as a cricketer, in which sport he played in three Tests, but he was also a handy footballer. He played mainly as a forward, and kicked the creditable total of 80 goals in his 66 league games between 1940 and 1946. His brother Tom also played for the Bulldogs.

Author - John Devaney


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