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Key Facts

Full name
A John Hayes

Known as
John Hayes

6 August 1939 (age 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 259d
Last game: 27y 21d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 15

John Hayes

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,230th player to appear, 2,528th most games played, 3,560th most goals kickedFitzroy: 763rd player to appear, 120th most games played, 220th most goals kicked

Hailing from Warracknabeal, John Hayes was a dependable back man who served Fitzroy well during a uniformly dismal time for the club. Between 1961 and 1966 he played 94 VFL games and kicked 21 goals for a team which only once finished in the top half of the premiership table whilst succumbing to three wooden spoons.

After five matches of the 1966 season Hayes replaced the departing Ralph Rogerson as Lions skipper, but the team yet again underperformed, finishing last with just a solitary win for the year. 

Author - John Devaney


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


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