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Key Facts

Full name
John Mossop

Known as
John Mossop

Born
14 June 1959 (age 63)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 297d
Last game: 29y 74d

Height and weight
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 10
North Melbourne: 4

Recruited from
Geelong (1987)

John Mossop

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1979-1986134870.6547%7.635.804.2641
North MelbourneV/AFL1987-198837150.4143%7.194.353.841
V/AFL1979-19881711020.6046%7.535.494.1742
Total1979-19881711020.6046%7.535.494.1742

AFL: 9,061st player to appear, 936th most games played, 1,029th most goals kickedGeelong: 792nd player to appear, 100th most games played, 89th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 776th player to appear, 346th most games played, 305th most goals kicked

Nicknamed ‘Rex’, John Mossop, who hailed from Penola, was a magnificently built ruckman/forward who moved well, was a capable mark and could be a dominant competitor in the ruck. He commenced his VFL career with Geelong in 1979 and spent eight seasons at the Cattery, playing 134 games and kicking 87 goals as well as claiming the 1982 club best and fairest award. During his time with the Cats he also played interstate football for Victoria. In 1987 he transferred to North Melbourne for whom he played 37 games and kicked 15 goals over the course of a two season stint, but it had always been his intention to return to the family farm in Penola and at the conclusion of the 1988 season, aged twenty-eight, he did so.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; 'Cats' Tales' by Col Hutchinson

Footnotes

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