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Key Facts

Full name
Ian Salmon

Known as
Ian Salmon

4 November 1952 (age 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 207d
Last game: 23y 305d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 9, 18

Recruited from
Leongatha (1970)

Ian Salmon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,278th player to appear, 2,037th most games played, 2,584th most goals kickedFootscray: 588th player to appear, 107th most games played, 169th most goals kicked

Ian Salmon was a tall (192 cm), solidly built (92 kg) left footer from Leongatha who took a while to find his feet at Footscray , but who eventually developed into a useful performer in a variety of positions. He played 113 VFL games for the Bulldogs between 1970 and 1976, kicking 36 goals. His last VFL game was the losing Elimination Final against Collingwood in 1976, after which he returned to the country for employment related reasons, despite being only 23. He continued to play with Leongatha for several more years, winning a league best and fairest award, the Rodda Medal, in 1980.

Author - John Devaney


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