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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Low

Known as
Ian Low

17 March 1954 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 19d
Last game: 26y 194d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 28
Collingwood: 16

Recruited from
Manuka (1975); Footscray (1980)

Ian Low

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,719th player to appear, 3,061st most games played, 1,368th most goals kickedFootscray: 642nd player to appear, 194th most games played, 100th most goals kickedCollingwood: 807th player to appear, 704th most games played, 379th most goals kicked

A talented and versatile player, Ian Low represented Canberra and was a member of Manuka's 1973 and 1974 premiership sides before transferring to VFL club Footscray in 1975. After a slow start to his five-season stint with the Bulldogs, Low proved himself a more than handy acquisition, playing mainly on a wing or the half forward line. He was a member of Footscray's losing Elimination Final team against Geelong in 1976, and was also in the side when the Bulldogs kicked their highest ever VFL score of 33.15 (213) against St Kilda two years later.

In 1980, Low transferred to Collingwood, where he played another 11 games in what proved to be his last VFL season, taking his overall total to 78. He also booted 79 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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