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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Perry

Known as
Mike Perry

Born
16 May 1944 (age 78)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 343d
Last game: 25y 106d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 94 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 22

Recruited from
Old Scotch (1965)

Mike Perry

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1965-19695360.1175%8.551.913.006
Total1965-19695360.1175%8.551.913.006

AFL: 7,675th player to appear, 4,085th most games played, 5,906th most goals kickedRichmond: 677th player to appear, 299th most games played, 495th most goals kicked

Mike Perry was a dashing, forceful footballer whose league career was unfortunately brought to a premature end by injury. He joined Richmond from VAFA club Old Scotch Collegians, and made his senior VFL debut in 1965. In 1967 he played at centre half back against Geelong in the Tigers' first Grand Final win since 1943. Two years later, having only just turned 25, he was forced to quit the VFL scene owing to injury, although he continued to play useful football at a lower level for several years. His career with Richmond comprised 53 games, and he kicked six goals. After leaving the Tigers, he returned to the VAFA, initially with Power House, and later with Old Geelong.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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