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Key Facts

Full name
Graham Teasdale

Known as
Graham Teasdale

26 June 1955 (age 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 348d
Last game: 28y 41d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; South Melbourne; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 20
South Melbourne: 20
Collingwood: 20

Recruited from
Richmond (1975); Sydney (1982)

Graham Teasdale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1975-19811211381.1443%10.693.285.9298
V/AFL1973, 1975-19831411751.2443%
Total1973, 1975-19831411751.2443%

AFL: 8,583rd player to appear, 1,430th most games played, 496th most goals kickedRichmond: 756th player to appear, 817th most games played, 324th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,032nd player to appear, 102nd most games played, 48th most goals kickedCollingwood: 823rd player to appear, 647th most games played, 306th most goals kicked

A forward during his six games with Richmond in 1973 and for the first two seasons of his South Melbourne career,¹ Graham Teasdale was thrown into the ruck in 1977 to spectacular effect, winning both that year's Brownlow Medal and club best and fairest award. Thereafter, he never quite recaptured the same level of performance, but he remained a key contributor to the South cause, and when he sought a transfer to Collingwood in 1982 the club was, understandably, reluctant to clear him.

After standing out of football for several months, however, Teasdale finally got his way, but his time with the Magpies was effectively ruined by injury. In a season and a half at the club he managed just 14 games and 21 goals to add to the 121 games and 138 goals he had registered with the Swans. At his best, Graham Teasdale's aerial brilliance and prodigious kicking made him one of the game's most exciting talents, but he produced his best form too intermittently to be regarded as a true champion.

Author - John Devaney


  1. Teasdale did not manage a senior game with Richmond in 1974, crossing to South Melbourne, in exchange for John Pitura, at the end of that season.


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