Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gordon Green

Known as
Gordon Green

28 February 1890

30 May 1973 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 88d
Last game: 31y 229d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 14, 9, 17, 16

Gordon Green

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1911-1915, 1919-192192850.9270%0
Total1911-1915, 1919-192192850.9270%0

AFL: 1,775th player to appear, 2,599th most games played, 1,262nd most goals kickedCarlton: 254th player to appear, 194th most games played, 112th most goals kicked

Quiet and unassuming off the field, Gordon Green gave Carlton invaluable service on it during a war-interrupted 92 game league career that began in 1912 and ended after the losing Challenge Final of 1921. Despite being of diminutive stature, he often played at full forward during the early part of his career, including the 1914 Grand Final, in which the Blues overcame a wayward South Melbourne by six points. In his final year of league football he took over the club captaincy, as well as the all important centre position, which had been vacated at the end of the previous year by Rod McGregor. The Blues enjoyed a marvellous home and away season in 1921, losing just one match, and drawing two, but came undone against Richmond in the finals, leaving Green with the slim satisfaction of having skippered one of the finest VFL sides not to win a flag.

Author - John Devaney


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