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Key Facts

Full name
Raymond William Grambeau

Known as
Mick Grambeau

1 January 1930

21 May 2013 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 109d
Last game: 25y 231d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 91 kg

Senior clubs
Sandringham; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 4, 1

Recruited from
Black Rock (1948); Sandringham (1952); Ganmain Grong Grong Matong (1960)

Family links
Shane Grambeau (Son)

Mick Grambeau

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SandringhamVFA1948-1951, 196067420.63
North MelbourneV/AFL1952-195556530.9543%13.006.004
Total1948-1955, 1960123950.77

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,175th player to appear, 3,939th most games played, 1,942nd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 434th player to appear, 248th most games played, 123rd most goals kicked

Mick Grambeau commenced his senior football career with Sandringham in the VFA, playing 61 games and scoring 38 goals for the club from 1948 to 1951. A follower, he was selected to represent the association at the 1950 Brisbane carnival.

In 1952 he joined North Melbourne, where he proved a solid performer in the main. However, in 1955 following a loss to lowly St Kilda Grambeau and team mate Laurie Icke were unceremoniously sacked, with no reason being given. Widespread protests followed and the pair were eventually reinstated, albeit only after signing a declaration to the effect that the committee’s decision to dismiss them had been justified. At the end of the season Grambeau sought a clearance to St Kilda and when this was refused he joined Ganmain in New South Wales. His time with the shinboners had seen him play 56 games and kick 53 goals.

The 1960 season saw Grambeau make a fleeting return to original club Sandringham where he added a final three VFA games and four goals to his respective career tallies. His son Shane was a footballer of note in the VFA, VFL and SANFL.

Author - John Devaney


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