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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Morrison

Known as
Ian Morrison

29 January 1954 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 145d
Last game: 27y 191d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Essendon; Sandringham

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 39, 8
Essendon: 12

Recruited from
Footscray (1981)

Family links
Peter Morrison (Brother)Shane Morrison (Nephew)

Ian Morrison

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Total1973-1981, 1983-19861663672.21

AFL: 8,588th player to appear, 2,037th most games played, 1,042nd most goals kickedFootscray: 624th player to appear, 113th most games played, 60th most goals kickedEssendon: 886th player to appear, 974th most games played, 1,146th most goals kicked

Ian Morrison joined Footscray from St Pat’s College and he soon developed into a very handy player. Boasting plenty of pace, he could function equally well as a ruck-rover or on the forward lines. Between 1973 and 1980 he played 110 VFL games for the Bulldogs and kicked 101 goals. His last season in the league was 1981 when he played just 3 games with Essendon.

The last phase of Ian Morrison’s career between 1983 and 1986 was in some ways the most noteworthy. Playing for Sandringham in the VFA first division he was a member in 1985 of the team which scored a nail-biting one goal grand final victory over Williamstown. The same year saw him boot 108 goals to top the Association list. In his four season stint with the Zebras he played 53 games and kicked 266 goals.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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