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Key Facts

Full name
Max Spittle

Known as
Max Spittle

Born
13 June 1922

Died
12 June 2015 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 36d
Last game: 28y 81d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 13

Max Spittle

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1947-19505010.0262%9
Total1947-19505010.0262%9

AFL: 5,736th player to appear, 4,245th most games played, 8,985th most goals kickedMelbourne: 676th player to appear, 334th most games played, 899th most goals kicked

Originally from Smeaton, Max Spittle was an exceptionally pacy wingman who was one of Melbourne’s best players in the winning 1948 grand final replay against Essendon. From 1947 to 1950 he played 50 VFL games and scored one goal for the Demons. After leaving Melbourne he joined Ballarat Football League club Redan whom he helped achieve a premiership in 1952. He retained an obvious love of the Melbourne Football Club throughout his long life, which finally ended on 12th June 2015, just one day shy of his 95th birthday.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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