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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Woolnough

Known as
Mike Woolnough

24 September 1952 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 198d
Last game: 28y 3d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 10
Collingwood: 33

Recruited from
Geelong (1979)

Family links
Marc Woolnough (Son)

Mike Woolnough

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,342nd player to appear, 1,465th most games played, 2,046th most goals kickedGeelong: 725th player to appear, 135th most games played, 185th most goals kickedCollingwood: 790th player to appear, 508th most games played, 481st most goals kicked

Originally from St Joseph's, Mike Woolnough made his senior VFL debut for Geelong in the second round of the 1971 season away at South Melbourne, but a succession of injuries prevented him from establishing a regular place in the side until the middle of the decade. A courageous type, he always went in hard for the ball, and was a capable mark. He spent eight seasons with the Cats, playing 117 games and kicking 42 goals. In 1979 he transferred to Collingwood where he added a final 24 games and eight goals in two seasons. He was a member of the Magpies' losing Grand Final side against Richmond in 1980 in what proved to be his last-ever VFL game.

Author - John Devaney


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