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Key Facts

Full name
Gordon Mackie

Known as
Gordon Mackie

Born
18 July 1909

Died
6 September 1983 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 287d
Last game: 27y 56d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Preston; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 24

Family links
Ken Mackie (Brother)

Gordon Mackie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
PrestonVFA1928-1931
CarltonV/AFL1932-19366020.0368%17.008.6416
Total1928-19366020.03

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,879th player to appear, 3,786th most games played, 7,815th most goals kickedCarlton: 485th player to appear, 293rd most games played, 717th most goals kicked

Gordon Mackie's senior career began at Preston in 1928, where he played with success for four seasons. He then expressed a desire to move to VFL club Carlton, which the Bullants' committee at first refused to countenance, but in the end he managed to get his way in time to join the Blues after the 1932 season had commenced. 

Mackie's VFL career was short, comprising just 60 games in less than five seasons, but auspicious. Indeed, in the view of some he was the best centre half back in the competition, boasting formidable pace, good aerial and ground ability, and magnificent kicking skills, qualities which earned him interstate selection. He was one of Carlton's best in its narrow Grand Final loss to Richmond in 1932, but three and a half years later, while he was still very much at his peak, his career was brought to a peremptory end by injury.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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