Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Michael Twomey

Known as
Mick Twomey

25 September 1931

14 December 2015 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 208d
Last game: 29y 279d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 25, 23

Family links
Bill Twomey Snr (Father)Pat Twomey (Brother)Bill Twomey Jnr (Brother)David Twomey (Nephew)

Mick Twomey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,080th player to appear, 1,181st most games played, 1,151st most goals kickedCollingwood: 539th player to appear, 85th most games played, 91st most goals kicked

At 185 cm in height, Collingwood's Mick Twomey was taller than his brothers Bill and Pat, and played most of his 157 VFL games between 1951 and 1961 as a ruckman. If his attitude occasionally seemed almost lackadaisical, he always seemed to raise his performance level a notch or two when it mattered most, such as in finals. Twomey's main strengths were his tremendous leaping ability, and his pace.

Twomey was widely acknowledged as the fastest ruckmen in the VFL for much of his career, boasting the same distinctive long striding running style as his oldest brother, Bill. Unlike his brothers, Mick Twomey was a right-foot kick. He was capable of propelling the ball over enormous distances, but his accuracy often left much to be desired. Over the course of his career Twomey was a member of five Collingwood Grand Final teams, enjoying premiership success in 1953 and 1958.

Author - John Devaney


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