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Key Facts

Full name
Graham Gilchrist

Known as
Graham Gilchrist

Born
14 August 1932

Died
24 June 2015 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 9d
Last game: 29y 12d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 26, 28

Graham Gilchrist

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1952-1961114260.2355%17.003.502
Total1952-1961114260.2355%17.003.502

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,274th player to appear, 2,041st most games played, 3,215th most goals kickedCarlton: 661st player to appear, 144th most games played, 258th most goals kicked

Graham Gilchrist joined Carlton as a 19-year-old in 1952 and went on to give the club ten years of commendable service, during which he played 114 games and kicked 26 goals. A solid mark, pacy and boasting excellent disposal skills, he was ideally suited to a wing, which was where he played most of his football, although he could also hold down a flank position. The fact that he did everything with a minimum of fuss meant that his contribution often went unheralded, but there were few more effective wingmen in the VFL during the 1950s.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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