Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Keith Carroll

Known as
Keith Carroll

25 March 1931

23 September 2022 (aged 91)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 158d
Last game: 27y 179d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 19

Keith Carroll

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,276th player to appear, 3,905th most games played, 11,805th most goals kickedMelbourne: 732nd player to appear, 289th most games played, 1,260th most goals kicked

Touted as a major find when he first fronted up for Melbourne in 1952 Keith Carroll arguably failed thereafter to justify that assessment. Nevertheless, he did manage to play in two winning VFL grand finals, an achievement the vast majority of footballers can only dream about. Normally deployed on a half back flank, his career comprised 58 games from 1952 to 1958. He failed to register a single goal. The premiership triumphs came in 1956, when the Demons accounted for Collingwood in the grand final, and 1957, when Essendon was bested. Carroll’s last match was the 1958 grand final in which Melbourne succumbed to Collingwood. His retirement as a player, aged 27, was brought about by niggling muscular problems.

Author - John Devaney


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