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Key Facts

Full name
Keith McKenzie

Known as
Keith McKenzie

Born
26 April 1922

Died
8 January 2018 (aged 95)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 10d
Last game: 29y 128d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Moorabbin (Original)

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 20

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1952)

Keith McKenzie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1944-1951130120.0952%23
Moorabbin (Original)VFA1952-195460
Total1944-1954190120.06

AFL: 5,284th player to appear, 1,650th most games played, 4,587th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 330th player to appear, 81st most games played, 324th most goals kicked

Having worked his way through the ranks, Keith McKenzie made his senior VFL debut for North Melbourne in 1944. He went on to play a total of 130 games, mainly as a wingman, winning a best and fairest award in 1946, and representing the VFL on five occasions. In 1952, he joined Moorabbin as captain-coach, adding a further 60 senior games, winning a best and fairest trophy in 1953, and steering the club to a first ever finals appearance the following year. Keith McKenzie returned to North Melbourne as non-playing coach in 1967, but in four seasons at the helm he was unable to get the side higher than eighth spot on the ladder.

In 1995, at the age of almost 72, McKenzie accepted the senior coaching role at newly formed VAFA club Swinburne University, where he remained in charge for two seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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