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Key Facts

Full name
Kenneth Vincent Sier

Known as
Ken Sier

Born
27 January 1922

Died
26 February 2001 (aged 79)

Place of death
Heidelberg, VIC (3084)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 217d
Last game: 28y 162d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 7, 22, 17, 10
Richmond: 25

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1948)

Family links
Gerry Sier (Brother)

Ken Sier

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1940-1941, 1944-194759611.0361%2
RichmondV/AFL1948-195038130.3461%4
V/AFL1940-1941, 1944-195097740.7661%6
Total1940-1941, 1944-195097740.7661%6

AFL: 4,881st player to appear, 2,450th most games played, 1,448th most goals kickedFitzroy: 567th player to appear, 213th most games played, 76th most goals kickedRichmond: 479th player to appear, 368th most games played, 356th most goals kicked

During the course of a war-interrupted VFL careerw hich saw him excel at both ends of the ground with two clubs, Ken Sier fell just short of the elusive 100-game barrier. He commenced at Fitzroy in 1940, but at the end of the following season he embarked on a period of military service and did not resume until 1944. In that season's Grand Final he lined up at full forward and booted three goals as the Maroons beat Richmond 9.12 (66) to 7.9 (51) to secure their last ever VFL premiership. 

In 1948, after 59 games and 61 goals for Fitzroy, Sier crossed to Richmond, where he developed into a fine full back, renowned for his clever spoiling, prodigious drop kicking and well-timed, breakneck runs out of the backline. He had added 38 VFL games and 13 goals for the Tigers by the time he retired in 1950.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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