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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Smyth

Known as
Leo Smyth

Born
14 March 1934

Died
2 June 1978 (aged 44)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 111d
Last game: 24y 169d

Height and weight
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 21

Leo Smyth

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1954-195856250.4539%2.001.004
Total1954-195856250.4539%2.001.004

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,488th player to appear, 3,935th most games played, 3,237th most goals kickedFitzroy: 708th player to appear, 228th most games played, 187th most goals kicked

After progressing through the club's junior ranks, Fitzroy's Leo Smyth made his senior VFL debut in 1954, and over the next five seasons played a total of 56 games and kicked 25 goals. He may not have been in the very highest rank as a player but he was consistent and tidy in everything he did and developed an excellent understanding with his teammates. He played for most of his career as a wingman, but he was also used to good effect on the ball at times.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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