Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Lord Jnr

Known as
John Lord

2 April 1937

30 July 2021 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 20d
Last game: 28y 141d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 4

Family links
Jack Lord Snr (Father)

John Lord

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,771st player to appear, 1,649th most games played, 1,350th most goals kickedMelbourne: 767th player to appear, 101st most games played, 99th most goals kicked

Hard working, gutsy and reliable, John Lord was a largely unsung member of Melbourne's great sides of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Tall and quite strongly built at 188 cm and 93 kg, he was highly effective overhead, and gave equal value whether stationed in attack or defence. His 132 VFL games (for 80 goals) between 1957 and 1965 included appearances in the winning Grand Finals of 1957, 1959, 1960 and 1964. He was close to best afield in the 8.14 (62) to 2.2 (14) Grand Final trouncing of Collingwood in 1960, and was also listed high in the best players after the 1957 Grand Final, in which the Demons beat Essendon.

Author - John Devaney


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