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Key Facts

Full name
Maurice Boyse

Known as
Maurice Boyse

3 July 1955 (age 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 325d
Last game: 28y 55d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; North Melbourne; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 20
North Melbourne: 44, 10, 28
Sydney: 28, 20

Recruited from
Essendon (1977); North Melbourne (1981)

Maurice Boyse

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1977-198150501.0056%11.682.982.965
SydneyV/AFL1981, 198316161.0025%8.692.631.810
V/AFL1975, 1977-1981, 198375670.8947%10.672.762.615
Total1975, 1977-1981, 198375670.8947%10.672.762.615

AFL: 8,746th player to appear, 3,154th most games played, 1,593rd most goals kickedEssendon: 827th player to appear, 746th most games played, 827th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 694th player to appear, 279th most games played, 131st most goals kickedSydney: 1,096th player to appear, 667th most games played, 369th most goals kicked

Essendon recruited Maurice Boyse locally from Airport West but he struggled to establish himself, managing just eight appearances and a goal in 1975. In 1976 he crossed to North Melbourne where, after playing only reserves football in his first season, he developed into a seasoned performer, capable of playing on a half forward or half back flank as well as on the wing. His 50 VFL games for the Kangaroos included the 1978 grand final loss to Hawthorn. He booted 50 goals.

Early in the 1981 season he was part of a three way trade deal in which he transferred to South Melbourne, Michael Wright moved from South to Central District, and Peter Jonas joined North from Centrals. Boyse rounded off his playing career with 16 VFL games and 16 goals for his new club over three seasons.

Author - John Devaney


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