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Key Facts

Full name
Kevin Wright

Known as
Kevin Wright

Born
19 February 1933

Died
3 October 2003 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 74d
Last game: 28y 188d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 13

Kevin Wright

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1952-19611401601.1452%8.331.335
Total1952-19611401601.1452%8.331.335

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,206th player to appear, 1,448th most games played, 581st most goals kickedFitzroy: 676th player to appear, 48th most games played, 28th most goals kicked

Kevin Wright was a highly competent and versatile footballer who gave Fitzroy useful service for 10 seasons, during which he played 140 senior VFL games and kicked 160 goals. After progressing through the club's junior ranks he made his league debut in 1952. Most commonly used as a forward, he was also more than serviceable across centre, or as a rover. He topped the 'Roys' goal-kicking list in 1959 with 43 goals and the following year did so again with a tally of 36. 

After leaving Fitzroy, Wright captain-coached Dandenong in the VFA from 1962 to 1964. In 1962 he steered the Redlegs to a second division premiership, contributing six goals to a 60 point grand final defeat of Prahran. His season's tally of 57 goals was good enough to top the second division list.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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