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Key Facts

Full name
Gordon Dangerfield

Known as
Gordon Dangerfield

27 September 1885

9 June 1946 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 228d
Last game: 33y 344d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Brighton

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 21, 17, 3, 1, 8

Recruited from
Brighton (1905); St. Kilda (1908); Brighton (1908); St. Kilda (1920)

Gordon Dangerfield

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1905, 1907-1915, 1918-1919158160.1037%0
BrightonVFA1908, 1920
Total1905, 1907-1915, 1918-1920158160.10

AFL: 1,033rd player to appear, 1,143rd most games played, 4,064th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 218th player to appear, 50th most games played, 344th most goals kicked

Immensely solid, reliable and assured, Gordon Dangerfield was undoubtedly one of St Kilda’s finest early defenders. Prior to joining the Saints he had played briefly with Brighton, and he later returned to the club for the first few matches of the 1908 season when the club commenced in the VFA. His VFL stint comprised 159 games and 16 goals between 1905 and 1919 (although as indicated he missed the start of the 1908 season because he had briefly returned to Brighton). Most of his football was played across half back, where his pace, good judgement, and excellent aerial ability served him well. Dangerfield was at centre half back for the Saints in the losing Challenge Final of 1913 against Fitzroy. He captained the club in 1911 and 1915. After his league career was over he returned to his original club, Brighton, initially as a player in 1920, and then as coach the following year, when the side unfortunately ran last.

Author - John Devaney


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