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Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Turner

Known as
Leo Turner

Born
15 May 1928

Died
17 December 1997 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 16d
Last game: 26y 126d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 36, 9

Family links
Mick Turner (Son)

Leo Turner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1947-1954130300.2363%15.403.8020
Total1947-1954130300.2363%15.403.8020

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,693rd player to appear, 1,652nd most games played, 2,918th most goals kickedGeelong: 509th player to appear, 107th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

Leo Turner was a smooth-moving, highly talented wingman, centreman and half forward who was a key member of Geelong's 1951-2 premiership sides. He possessed the rare skill of being able to kick long and accurately even when moving at top speed. Extraordinarily elusive, he had the knack of maneuvering into space from seemingly impossibly tight situations.

Between 1947 and 1954, Turner played a total of 130 VFL games and kicked 30 goals. A left footer, he represented the VFL in interstate matches 13 times. In 2001, he was selected on a wing in Geelong's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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