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Key Facts

Full name
John Perry

Known as
John Perry

13 March 1945 (age 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 36d
Last game: 29y 24d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 33
North Melbourne: 21

Recruited from
Richmond (1970)

Family links
Doug Strang (Uncle)Gordon Strang (Uncle)Colin Strang (Uncle)Allan Strang (Uncle)Bill Strang (Grandfather)Geoff Strang (Cousin)

John Perry

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1970-197457260.4614%17.722.916.3715

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,559th player to appear, 2,918th most games played, 3,154th most goals kickedRichmond: 660th player to appear, 463rd most games played, 816th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 624th player to appear, 250th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

John Perry was recruited by Richmond from Wodonga and he debuted for the Tigers in 1964. A skilful half forward and wingman, he would certainly have played many more than his final tally of 26 games in six seasons had he not so frequently fallen victim to injury and illness, as well as being required to undertake National Service. Nevertheless, he still managed to taste premiership glory, albeit only as 20th man, as the Tigers overcame Geelong in the 1967 grand final. He had earlier been a member of Richmond’s 1966 reserve grade premiership-winning side.

The 1970 season saw Perry crossing to North Melbourne where he quickly established himself as an important player, making 57 appearances and kicking 28 goals in four and a bit years. He rounded off his career with brief stints at VFA clubs Caulfield (14 games, eight goals in 1974) and Williamstown (15 games, five goals, 1975). 

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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