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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Landy

Known as
Graeme Landy

Born
31 May 1954 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 70d
Last game: 33y 330d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 2, 39
Richmond: 34

Recruited from
Geelong (1979); Richmond (1987)

Graeme Landy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1975-1978, 1987-198854310.5746%10.413.313.708
RichmondV/AFL1979-1986120380.3252%10.374.883.6920
V/AFL1975-1988174690.4050%10.384.403.7028
Total1975-1988174690.4050%10.384.403.7028

AFL: 8,782nd player to appear, 911th most games played, 1,551st most goals kickedGeelong: 768th player to appear, 312th most games played, 215th most goals kickedRichmond: 817th player to appear, 108th most games played, 193rd most goals kicked

After playing 52 games for Echuca from 1972 to 1974, topping the club’s goal kicking in his first year and obtaining a best and fairest in his last, Graeme Landy arrived at Geelong amidst high expectations. He played in the Cats’ 1975 reserve grade premiership team before establishing himself as a regular senior player from 1976. Initially used as a forward he really found his feet when moved to the backlines. Tough and hard tackling, he sometimes skirted the boundary between fair play and foul, but was a handy man when the chips were down. A strong mark and good left foot lick he had played 41 VFL games and kicked 30 goals by the time he crossed to Richmond where he continued to produce good football. In 1980 the Tigers reached the grand final but Landy had to watch his team mates demolition of Collingwood from the sidelines as he was serving a suspension. Two years later he got the opportunity to play in a grand final but opponents Carlton proved too strong.

Between 1979 and 1986 Graeme Landy played 120 VFL games for the Tigers and kicked 38 goals. He rounded off his career with a final 13 games and 1 goals for Geelong. He later served as Richmond’s runner in 1994 and 1995.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Graeme+Landy

Footnotes

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