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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Gaudion

Known as
Michael Gaudion

Born
20 June 1938

Died
10 August 2021 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 2d
Last game: 28y 320d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 29

Family links
Charlie Gaudion (Father)Jack Gaudion (Uncle)Frank Gaudion (Great uncle)

Michael Gaudion

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1957-1967152440.2936%16.003.972.0321
Total1957-1967152440.2936%16.003.972.0321

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,840th player to appear, 1,283rd most games played, 2,260th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 493rd player to appear, 60th most games played, 145th most goals kicked

After struggling initially to maintain a regular place in the senior side, North Melbourne's Mick Gaudion developed into one of the finest wingmen in the VFL. Early in his career he was tried in a number of positions, including the half forward flank and rover, with minimal success, but it was after being moved to the wing that his strengths - exhilarating pace, a lively football brain, and superb kicking to position - really came to the fore. 

Gaudion played interstate football for the VFL in 1960 as well as at the 1966 Hobart carnival. When he made his VFL debut in 1957 his famous father, Charles Gaudion, was coach of the side, which may have exacerbated the difficulties he experienced establishing himself. When he retired in 1967, Mick Gaudion had played a total of 152 league games, and booted 44 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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