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Key Facts

Full name
Gray Sibun

Known as
Mick Sibun

Nickname
Mick

Born
12 April 1929

Died
1 May 2011 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 10d
Last game: 27y 128d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 7

Mick Sibun

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1950-1956111880.7941%28
Total1950-1956111880.7941%28

AFL: 5,973rd player to appear, 2,113th most games played, 1,238th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 700th player to appear, 122nd most games played, 81st most goals kicked

A half forward flanker and occasional rover, Mick Sibun progressed through the ranks at South Melbourne, commencing in the thirds before making his senior VFL debut in the opening round of the 1950 season. For the next six years he was a regular member of the side, ultimately playing 111 games and scoring 88 goals. His highest goal tally in a match was four, which he managed three times. He represented Victoria. After leaving South he assumed the captain-coaching reins at Wimmera League side Rupanyup whom he steered to premierships in 1961 (the club’s first ever), and 1963, whilst making 133 appearances himself. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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