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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Dillon

Known as
Kevin Dillon

Born
23 December 1924

Died
7 October 1984 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 163d
Last game: 30y 172d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 31

Kevin Dillon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1949-19558840.0539%9
Total1949-19558840.0539%9

AFL: 5,904th player to appear, 2,688th most games played, 6,615th most goals kickedRichmond: 489th player to appear, 180th most games played, 570th most goals kicked

Richmond recruited Kevin Dillon from University Blacks and he developed in to a stylish, reliable, highly consistent defender, deployed most commonly on a half back flank. He played for all of his career as an amateur. That career comprised 88 VFL games between 1949 and 1955, during which he kicked four goals. He ran second in the Tigers’ 1954 best and fairest count.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Kevin+Dillon

Footnotes

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