Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Richard Greenwood

Known as
Ken Greenwood

15 December 1941

18 April 2021 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 127d
Last game: 30y 192d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 5
Footscray: 1

Recruited from
Carlton (1967)

Ken Greenwood

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,325th player to appear, 1,700th most games played, 3,181st most goals kickedCarlton: 746th player to appear, 313th most games played, 319th most goals kickedFootscray: 553rd player to appear, 180th most games played, 439th most goals kicked

Recruited from South Bendigo, Ken Greenwood debuted with Carlton in 1962 and was a member that season of the Blues’ losing grand final team against Essendon. A sturdy and dependable ruckman, he acted as understudy to the great John Nicholls, and after a consistent first season he struggled to achieve regular selection.

In 1967, after 55 VFL games and 19 goals in a navy blue jumper Greenwood was cleared to Footscray, where he developed into an extremely handy player. Runner-up, by just a single vote, in the Bulldogs’ 1967 best and fairest award he was a consistently useful performer in 73 games over half a dozen seasons, during which he registered seven goals. 

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.