Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Horace Dawson

Known as
Horrie Dawson

23 April 1910

1 September 1982 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 79d
Last game: 30y 18d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 30

Horrie Dawson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,841st player to appear, 1,478th most games played, 1,710th most goals kickedFitzroy: 418th player to appear, 47th most games played, 73rd most goals kicked

A nephew of former Fitzroy champions Fred Fontaine and Ernie Jenkins, Horrie Dawson was a fine footballer for the Roys himself who gave the club solid service in 140 games between 1931 and 1940. He kicked 62 goals, the majority of them early in his career when he played mainly as a forward. Later, he developed into an excellent defender who polled well in the 1934 and 1937 Brownlow counts as well as representing the Big V in the latter year.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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