Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Edward Leo Dean

Known as
Leo Dean

4 October 1914

22 August 1985 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 324d
Last game: 30y 199d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 53, 1, 33, 20

Leo Dean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1935-1941, 1944-19456010.0247%13
Total1935-1941, 1944-19456010.0247%13

AFL: 4,323rd player to appear, 3,787th most games played, 8,903rd most goals kickedGeelong: 401st player to appear, 289th most games played, 753rd most goals kicked

Geelong recruited Leo Dean from North Geelong and he gave the club sound service in 60 VFL games from 1935 to 1941 and in 1944-5, in the course of which he registered just a single goal. Of fairly solid build at 168cm and 73kg he was a smooth ball handler who usually disposed of it well. Most of his football was played on a wing with occasional forays elsewhere, and he was adept at making good position and combining well with team mates. He played once for Victoria.

Author - John Devaney


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