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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Porter

Known as
Michael Porter

Born
4 May 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 354d
Last game: 27y 121d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 9

Michael Porter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1966-1967, 1969-197278590.7654%11.621.903.333
Total1966-1967, 1969-197278590.7654%11.621.903.333

AFL: 7,775th player to appear, 3,037th most games played, 1,774th most goals kickedHawthorn: 560th player to appear, 191st most games played, 108th most goals kicked

Michael Porter joined Hawthorn from VAFA side University Blacks and, after a difficult start to his VFL career, including being told his services were no longer required at one point, he developed into a very handy player. In 1966-7 and from 1969 to 1972 he played 78 games and kicked 59 goals for the Hawks, mostly as a half forward flanker, although he also sometimes played in defence. He was on a half forward flank in the 1971 grand final, which saw Hawthorn account for St Kilda by seven points. He was not listed among the Hawks’ best players but the hefty bump with which he collected Saints enforcer Carl Ditterich can be seen in retrospect as having initiated a pivotal switch in the balance of play.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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