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Key Facts

Full name
William Keith Dunn

Known as
Keith Dunn

Born
10 July 1906

Place of birth
Adelaide, SA (5000)

Died
29 May 1962 (aged 55)

Place of death
Lower Mitcham, SA (5062)

Occupation
Hosiery, Auto-worker, Wholesale milk business

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 27y 355d
Last game: 31y 0d

Height and weight
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
Sturt; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 5

State of origin
SA

Keith Dunn

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SturtSANFL1927-193374130.18
CarltonV/AFL1934-193738330.8758%13.505.602
Total1927-1937112460.41

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,181st player to appear, 4,945th most games played, 2,770th most goals kickedCarlton: 510th player to appear, 404th most games played, 222nd most goals kicked

William Keith Dunn overcame a slow start to his league career with Sturt to develop into an excellent ruckman. Between 1927 and 1933 he played a total of 74 senior games, and represented his state three times. He rounded off his career with the Double Blues in style, winning both the Magarey Medal and his club's best and fairest award. In 1934 he was recruited by Carlton, where he impressed with his versatility and durability, being used alternatively as a second ruckman, back pocket, and decoy forward to Soapy Vallence. He retired in 1937 after  38 VFL games for the Blues.

Author - John Devaney with additional material from Adam Cardosi

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

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