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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Long

Known as
Harry Long

Born
13 February 1910

Died
29 July 2003 (aged 93)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 73d
Last game: 27y 217d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 20

Harry Long

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1929-1937117210.1844%11.313.9212
Total1929-1937117210.1844%11.313.9212

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,493rd player to appear, 1,926th most games played, 3,538th most goals kickedMelbourne: 462nd player to appear, 130th most games played, 289th most goals kicked

Recruited by Melbourne from Launceston, having earlier commenced his playing career with Lefroy, Harry Long boasted few frills but was a solid and dependable defender, mainly on a half back flank. He was a member of the VFL representative team which downed the VFA in 1934, and his league career comprised 117 games in which he kicked 21 goals between 1929 and 1937. Long was also selected in the Victorian squad for the 1933 Sydney carnival but was unable to make the trip.

Harry Long maintained his connections with the Melbourne Football Club after his retirement as a player by serving on the club committee as well as on the selection panel. He is a member of the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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