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Key Facts

Full name
John Fisher

Known as
John Fisher

Born
10 October 1937

Died
24 January 1998 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 318d
Last game: 27y 280d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 5

John Fisher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1957-19659490.1054%14.752.751.885
Total1957-19659490.1054%14.752.751.885

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,875th player to appear, 2,527th most games played, 5,133rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 485th player to appear, 160th most games played, 365th most goals kicked

John Fisher, a wingman from Warburton, made his VFL debut for Hawthorn in 1957, but did not become a regular senior player until 1961. His timing was impeccable, for 1961 proved to be the year the Hawks broke through for their first premiership. Playing in his customary position on the wing, Fisher was listed high among the victors’ best players as they comfortably accounted for Footscray in the grand final. Quick, purposeful and with plenty of nous, he was regarded as being a particularly fine wet weather player. When he retired in 1965 he had played 94 VFL games and scored nine goals in the famous brown and gold. Back in 1958, when he was still playing mostly reserves football, he won the Gardiner Medal as the competition best and fairest player at that level.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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