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Key Facts

Full name
John Sudholz

Known as
John Sudholz

1 May 1946 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 357d
Last game: 24y 358d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 99 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 20

John Sudholz

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1966-1971861762.0537%8.691.644.070

AFL: 7,777th player to appear, 2,776th most games played, 490th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 917th player to appear, 177th most games played, 33rd most goals kicked

John Sudholz was a powerfully built full forward who was competent enough without being on a par with superstars such as Hudson, McKenna and Jesaulenko. He joined South Melbourne from Rupanyup, and made his senior VFL debut in 1966. At first he was tried in numerous different positions, before finding his natural home at the goal front. Over the course of his six season league career he played 86 games and scored 176 goals. He was the Swans’ top goal kicker every season between 1967 and 1970, with a best tally of 60 in the last of those years.

Author - John Devaney


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