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Key Facts

Full name
Les Borrack

Known as
Les Borrack

25 April 1933 (age 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 35d
Last game: 27y 124d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 14

Recruited from
Redan (1953)

Les Borrack

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,342nd player to appear, 2,514th most games played, 4,201st most goals kickedGeelong: 565th player to appear, 176th most games played, 346th most goals kicked

A year’s battle ended for Geelong Football Club today when secretary Ivo Gibson was informed that champion country player Les Borrack had been cleared to it. Bearer of the good news was Redan president Jack Loader, who phoned Mr Gibson this morning. He promised to lodge Borrack’s clearance immediately with the Ballarat Football League.¹

Les Borrack was dynamic and determined footballer who typically ended a match running just as hard as he started it. He hailed from Redan, and made his senior VFL debut for Geelong in round six of the 1953 season, at home to South Melbourne. After managing just acouple of league appearances that season, and half a dozen the next, he became the Cats' first choice centreman in 1955, and played most of his remaining games in that position. The most eye-catching feature of his play was his prodigious drop kicking on the run, but his 'in and under' work was arguably of equal value to the team. Borrack played the last of his 95 VFL games, in which he booted a total of 15 goals, in the final round of the 1960 season.

Author - John Devaney


1. “The Herald”, 26/3/54, page 17.


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