Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Dean

Known as
Ken Dean

10 August 1938 (age 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 255d
Last game: 28y 304d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 9

Family links
Norm Dean (Brother)

Ken Dean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1956-1967159170.1136%12.412.462.1010

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,657th player to appear, 1,156th most games played, 4,031st most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 473rd player to appear, 52nd most games played, 283rd most goals kicked

After commencing his VFL career with North Melbourne as a forward Ken Dean became a much more effective and consistent performer when shifted to a back pocket. He played 159 VFL games and kicked 17 goals for the Kangas between 1956 and 1967. He coached VFA club Sunshine in 1968-9.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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