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Key Facts

Full name
Jeffrey Clifton

Known as
Jeff Clifton

21 February 1949

18 October 2010 (aged 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 92d
Last game: 27y 56d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 42, 21
Fitzroy: 18

Recruited from
Collingwood (1975)

Jeff Clifton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,160th player to appear, 2,082nd most games played, 12,309th most goals kickedCollingwood: 702nd player to appear, 176th most games played, 1,093rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 924th player to appear, 652nd most games played, 1,112th most goals kicked

Collingwood recruited Jeff Clifton from Floreat Park in Western Australia before he had played at league level in that state. He went on to play 102 senior games for the Magpies from 1969 to 1974, mainly at full back where he was dogged, authoritative and hard working. A defender through and through, he failed to kick a goal either during his time at Collingwood or in his nine-game stint with Fitzroy in 1975-6. During his time with the Magpies he lined up at full back in the 1970 Grand Final loss to Carlton (reviewed here). His league career came to a premature end when he sustained a broken leg.

Author - John Devaney


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