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Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Christie

Known as
Ken Christie

Born
28 August 1927

Died
17 August 2017 (aged 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 236d
Last game: 27y 350d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 4

Ken Christie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1951-19557090.1340%7.000.670
Total1951-19557090.1340%7.000.670

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,057th player to appear, 3,332nd most games played, 5,122nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 707th player to appear, 245th most games played, 453rd most goals kicked

Melbourne recruited Ken Christie from Echuca in 1949 but could not persuade him to move to the city in order to play for two years. A solid and dependable utility he probably played his best football as a ruckman resting in defence. Vigorous and forceful, he played 70 VFL games and scored nine goals for the Demons from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of the Melbourne team which lost the 1954 grand final to Footscray.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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