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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Ryan

Known as
Leo Ryan

Born
26 August 1913

Died
29 December 1972 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 322d
Last game: 27y 362d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 16, 17

Leo Ryan

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1934-194111930.0339%10.832.176
Total1934-194111930.0339%10.832.176

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,195th player to appear, 1,874th most games played, 7,085th most goals kickedFootscray: 181st player to appear, 98th most games played, 580th most goals kicked

Leo Ryan was one of Footscray's finest footballers of the 1930s, as well as one of the best permanent back pocket players in the VFL. He was quick, determined, an excellent ball-handler, and he kicked the ball superbly. Originally from Fish Creek, he began his league career with the Tricolours in 1934 and went on to amass 119 VFL games before retiring at the conclusion of the 1941 season.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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