Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Francis

Known as
Leo Francis

4 December 1922

13 December 2003 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 215d
Last game: 28y 180d

Height and weight
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 31, 13

Family links
Peter Francis (Nephew)

Leo Francis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1945-195178110.1453%9

AFL: 5,497th player to appear, 3,031st most games played, 4,762nd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 349th player to appear, 170th most games played, 339th most goals kicked

Leo Francis was a diminutive (169cm, 74kg) wingman who was a stalwart of North Melbourne teams from 1945 to 1951, during which time he played 78 VFL games and kicked 11 goals. When the Kangas reached their first ever grand final in 1950 Francis was most unfortunate to be sidelined with injury. He later coached Sandhurst.

Author - John Devaney


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