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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Healy

Known as
Leo Healy

Nickname
Dodo

Born
20 October 1890

Died
19 January 1939 (aged 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 240d
Last game: 29y 285d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 12, 29, 18, 25

Leo Healy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1911-1914, 1919-192075230.3149%0
Total1911-1914, 1919-192075230.3149%0

AFL: 1,798th player to appear, 3,136th most games played, 3,351st most goals kickedGeelong: 209th player to appear, 223rd most games played, 264th most goals kicked

Said to have “played with indomitable energy and courage” Leo ‘Dodo’ Healy was also versatile, performing with equal efficacy on a half forward flank, the wing, or in a back pocket. Cool under pressure, he was a sound mark and reliable kick to position. Seemingly relishing a challenge, he played some of his best football when opposed by the finest players in the game. His career with the Pivotonians comprised 75 VFL games and 23 goals from 1911 to 1914 and in 1919-20.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Cats' Tales by Col Hutchinson

Footnotes

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