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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Dunstan

Known as
Graeme Dunstan

Born
29 December 1952 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 262d
Last game: 21y 252d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Norwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 9

Recruited from
Collingwood (1975)

Family links
Maurie Dunstan (Father)Ian Dunstan (Brother)

Graeme Dunstan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1972-197431391.2684%10.392.484.003
NorwoodSANFL1975-1981129970.75
Total1972-19811601360.85

AFL: 8,516th player to appear, 5,398th most games played, 2,438th most goals kickedCollingwood: 729th player to appear, 449th most games played, 197th most goals kicked

Originally from Fish Creek, Graeme Dunstan was recruited by Collingwood and made his senior VFL debut, aged nineteen, in the 1972 first semi final loss to St Kilda. In 1975, after playing 31 games for the Magpies, he crossed to Norwood where he had the satisfaction of playing in a premiership team in his debut season. Dunstan went on to play 129 SANFL games for the Redlegs and kick 97 gaols. He played in the club's 1977 Ardath Cup-winning team and the reserves premiership side of 1978. He played once for South Australia. Initially used either at full forward or on a half forward flank ‘Mocha’ as he was known later transformed into an immensely reliable half back flanker.

Graeme Dunstan's younger brother Ian played for Footscray, North Melbourne and Werribee while dad Maurie had played for Collingwood from 1949 to 1954. After retiring as a player Graeme Dunstan coached Athelstone and Tea Tree Gully before becoming a well respected football administrator at Sturt and later the Adelaide Crows.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

http://www.redlegsmuseum.com.au/ON_FIELD/PLAYERS/DUNSTAN__Graeme.aspx

Footnotes

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