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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Linke

Known as
Graeme Linke

Born
17 November 1951 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 214d
Last game: 26y 156d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 34
Footscray: 44

Recruited from
Geelong (1977)

Graeme Linke

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1971-19743800.0032%8.321.263.340
FootscrayV/AFL1977-1978500.0020%7.401.603.200
V/AFL1971-1974, 1977-19784300.0030%8.211.303.330
Total1971-1974, 1977-19784300.0030%8.211.303.330

AFL: 8,397th player to appear, 4,594th most games played, 12,359th most goals kickedGeelong: 732nd player to appear, 400th most games played, 1,039th most goals kickedFootscray: 660th player to appear, 803rd most games played, 987th most goals kicked

Graeme Linke was a highly competent defender who played most of and arguably his best football at full back. Recruited by Geelong from Hawkesdale he made his senior VFL debut in 1971 and went on to play 38 games over four seasons without scoring a goal. In 1975-6 he played with Woodville in the SANFL, making 16 appearances in his first season but only adding seven the following year. The 1977 season found him back in the VFL, this time with Footscray, but in two seasons with the club he only played five games. In 1979 he fronted up for Geelong Amateur in C Section of the VAFA and was awarded the Zachariah Medal as the best and fairest player in the competition. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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