Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gerald Marchesi

Known as
Gerald Marchesi

4 December 1928

12 June 1990 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 269d
Last game: 25y 274d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 13, 36, 3

Family links
Val Marchesi (Father)Peter Marchesi (Brother)

Gerald Marchesi

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1947-1954921121.2259%25.008.006

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,751st player to appear, 2,643rd most games played, 960th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 397th player to appear, 145th most games played, 60th most goals kicked

Powerfully built for a half forward flanker, North Melbourne's Gerald Marchesi, who played 92 VFL games between 1947 and 1954, earned a high reputation both for his all round playing prowess and his eye for goals. His career total of 112 goals included 49 in 1953 which was good enough to top the club's list. He was at half forward right in the shinboners' Grand Final loss to Essendon in 1950, and he captained the club in his last league season.

Author - John Devaney


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