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Key Facts

Full name
Jeffrey Berry

Known as
Jeff Berry

Born
25 March 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 154d
Last game: 25y 81d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Footscray; West Adelaide

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 49
Footscray: 38

Recruited from
Red Cliffs (1978); Richmond (1980); West Adelaide (1980)

Jeff Berry

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1978-19791000.0060%6.503.501.900
FootscrayV/AFL1980-19823540.1117%9.833.631.830
West AdelaideSANFL1980122.00
V/AFL1978-19824540.0927%9.093.601.840
SANFL1980122.00
Total1978-19824660.13

AFL: 9,038th player to appear, 4,504th most games played, 6,739th most goals kickedRichmond: 805th player to appear, 693rd most games played, 1,121st most goals kickedFootscray: 695th player to appear, 335th most games played, 550th most goals kicked

Originally from Red Cliffs Jeff Berry was recruited by Richmond and, after playing reserves football in 1977, including the winning grand final at that level against Footscray, made his senior VFL debut in round 21 of the ensuing season. A defender who played mostly in the back pocket or on a half back flank, he found it difficult to establish himself with the Tigers, playing just 10 games without kicking a goal in 1978-9. Meanwhile, he appeared 53 times for the reserves.

After playing once for West Adelaide in 1980 Berry was recruited by Footscray where he enjoyed a more productive time than at Richmond, playing 35 VFL games and booting four goals in three seasons. He then played 17 games and scored 18 goals for VFA first division side Preston in 1982-3 and represented the VFA in the second of those seasons. He later played for Kyabram and Echuca.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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