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Key Facts

Full name
Graham Gaunt

Known as
Graham Gaunt

Born
2 August 1953 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 17d
Last game: 28y 328d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Oakleigh; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 26, 32
Melbourne: 20

Recruited from
Richmond (1978)

Graham Gaunt

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1972, 1976-19771980.4268%9.895.262.375
OakleighVFA1973-1976
MelbourneV/AFL1978-198269320.4625%13.716.772.979
V/AFL1972, 1976-198288400.4534%12.896.442.8414
VFA1973-1976
Total1972-198288400.45

AFL: 8,511th player to appear, 2,761st most games played, 2,427th most goals kickedRichmond: 749th player to appear, 537th most games played, 447th most goals kickedMelbourne: 981st player to appear, 256th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

Having progressed through the grades at Richmond Graham Gaunt made his senior VFL debut in 1972. However, he struggled to break into the strong Tigers line-up on a consistent basis and after playing just a couple of games he crossed to Oakleigh in the VFA where he played from 1973 until midway through the 1976 season, whereupon he returned to Richmond. This second stint with the Tigers saw him add 17 VFL games to his career tally in 1976 and 1977.

Boasting great stamina and neat ball handling skills Gaunt clearly still had plenty to offer the right club, and he went some way towards proving this by producing some fine football for Melbourne where he transferred in 1978. Capable of playing as a ruck-rover or either a half forward or half back flank, he played 69 games and registered 32 goals for the Demons between 1978 and 1982.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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