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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Mann

Known as
Len Mann

Born
21 August 1938 (age 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 248d
Last game: 25y 262d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 34

Family links
Harold 'Hassa' Mann (Cousin)

Len Mann

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1960-19644650.1176%7.752.254
Total1960-19644650.1176%7.752.254

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,131st player to appear, 4,460th most games played, 6,237th most goals kickedMelbourne: 789th player to appear, 361st most games played, 572nd most goals kicked

A lanky, hard working ruckman, Len Mann, cousin of the rather more famous ‘Hassa’ Mann, made his senior debut for Melbourne in 1960, and went on to play the game of his life in that season’s grand final win over Collingwood. Despite his lack of experience, he outplayed both Ray Gabelich and Graeme Fellowes. Mann had actually played quite a bit of reserves football in 1960, and ended up winning the club’s best and fairest trophy at that level.

Things did not significantly improve in subsequent seasons and when the Demons next made the grand final in 1964 Mann was only named as an emergency. After 46 games and five goals his five season VFL career was over.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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