Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gordon Ogden

Known as
Gordon Ogden

14 February 1909

23 August 2001 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 81d
Last game: 28y 216d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Williamstown

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 32

Family links
Percy Ogden (Father)Terry Ogden (Brother)

Gordon Ogden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
WilliamstownVFA1939-1941, 194556
Total1928-1937, 1939-1941, 194519030.02

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,410th player to appear, 1,607th most games played, 7,110th most goals kickedMelbourne: 453rd player to appear, 93rd most games played, 670th most goals kicked

Nuggety, pacy and tough, Gordon Ogden was the quintessential back pocket player, and one of the very best of his era. He spent a decade with Melbourne, commencing in 1928, and played a total of 134 VFL games. He also represented the VFL on five occasions.

After leaving the Fuchsias, Ogden joined Williamstown where he played a total of 56 VFA games from 1939 to 1941 and in 1945, serving as captain-coach in his first three seasons. In 1939 he steered the Seagulls to a nine-point Grand Final win against Brunswick. Most of Ogden's football with Williamstown was played on a half back flank. In 1948 and 1949 he returned to the club as non-playing coach. He later coached Yarraville, transforming a team that had finished last in the three seasons prior to his appointment into a Grand Finalist in 1953, which was his third year at the helm.

Author - John Devaney


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