Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Gregory Stockdale

Known as
Greg Stockdale

30 July 1899

14 May 1949 (aged 49)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 22d
Last game: 29y 33d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Northcote; Coburg

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 34, 12, 25

Recruited from
Kilmore (1919); Rushworth (1920); Essendon (1929); Northcote (1932)

Greg Stockdale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,573rd player to appear, 2,251st most games played, 454th most goals kickedEssendon: 322nd player to appear, 158th most games played, 28th most goals kicked

Having played with Kilmore in 1917-18 and Rushworth in 1919 Greg Stockdale joined Essendon in 1920 and made his league debut as a half back flanker the same year. Not overly tall at 178 cm, but solidly built, the left-footed Stockdale performed well as a half back, but it was not until he was transferred to the goal-front in the 1922 Preliminary Final that he truly found his niche. He went on to boot 68 goals the following year to head the league goal kicking ladder, while his tallies of 36 in 1926 and 39 in 1928 were good enough for him to top Essendon's list. Stockdale landed the Dons' best and fairest award in 1925, and represented the 'Big V' eight times.

In 1929 he joined Northcote and was a member that same year of the club's inaugural VFA premiership-winning side. After three years with the Brickfielders he captain-coached Coburg in 1932-3 before rounding off his career at Fairfax.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Footy Publications


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