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Key Facts

Full name
John Yeates

Known as
John Yeates

30 August 1938 (age 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 231d
Last game: 27y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 196 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 40

Family links
Mark Yeates (Son)

John Yeates

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,010th player to appear, 2,838th most games played, 1,441st most goals kickedGeelong: 625th player to appear, 201st most games played, 108th most goals kicked

John Yeates was a highly capable ruckman and forward who seemed to have the happy knack of being able to chip in with a goal when it was most needed. Slimly built and tall at 83 kg and 196cm he coped well with the hurly burly of ruck work and was a fine field mark. Geelong recruited him from West Gambier and he made his senior VFL debut in 1959 before going on to play a total of 86 games over the course of an injury-impaired seven-season league career. He skippered the Cats in 1962, and was a member the following year of their Grand Final winning team against Hawthorn.

Author - John Devaney


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