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Key Facts

Full name
Luke Beveridge

Known as
Luke Beveridge

Born
23 August 1970 (age 52)

Place of birth
Melbourne, VIC (3000)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 263d
Last game: 29y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Footscray; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 48, 24
Footscray: 19
St. Kilda: 27

Recruited from
(1989); Melbourne (1993); Footscray (1996)

State of origin
VIC

Family links
Jack Beveridge (Grandfather)

Luke Beveridge

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1989-199242410.9857%9.864.141.861
FootscrayAFL1993-199531290.9461%9.063.452.035
St. KildaAFL1996-199945370.8253%7.334.092.471
V/AFL1989-19991181070.9157%8.693.942.147
Total1989-19991181070.9157%8.693.942.147

AFL: 10,035th player to appear, 1,909th most games played, 1,000th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,109th player to appear, 380th most games played, 186th most goals kickedFootscray: 835th player to appear, 370th most games played, 200th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,436th player to appear, 336th most games played, 180th most goals kicked

Luke Beveridge was a hard working rover whose distribution skills were first rate and who liked to kick a goal. He gave solid service to three AFL clubs without ever being an automatic selection. His career comprised 41 games and 41 goals with Melbourne from 1989 to 1992, 31 games and 29 goals for Footscray 1993-95, and 45 games, 37 goals for St Kilda 1996-99.

Since retiring as a player Beveridge has eked out a noteworthy reputation as a coach including steering VAFA side St Bede's Mentone Tigers to the C, B and A Section flags in successive seasons. More recently, in 2016 he masterminded the Western Bulldogs' first senior grand final triumph since 1954, when the club went by the name of Footscray.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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