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Key Facts

Full name
Graham Gotch

Known as
Graham Gotch

6 August 1936

5 October 2011 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 308d
Last game: 24y 14d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 35, 4

Family links
Bradley Gotch (Son)Xavier Gotch (Grandson)

Graham Gotch

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,712th player to appear, 4,151st most games played, 2,430th most goals kickedFitzroy: 727th player to appear, 242nd most games played, 135th most goals kicked

After making his way up through the ranks at Fitzroy, Graham Gotch made his senior VFL debut in 1956. He was a particularly valuable player in that he could handle most positions, whether attacking or defensive or on the ball. He played 52 VFL games and kicked 39 goals for the Gorillas/Lions over the course of a five season stint. After leaving Fitzroy he went to Coragulac. His son Bradley later played for Fitzroy, Port Adelaide and St Kilda.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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