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Key Facts

Full name
Murray Douglas Rance

Known as
Murray Rance

25 January 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 65d
Last game: 28y 233d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Swan Districts; Australia; Footscray; West Coast

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 15
West Coast: 23

Recruited from
Swan Districts (1986); Footscray (1988)

Family links
Alex Rance (Son)

Murray Rance

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Swan DistrictsWASFL1981-1985, 1990-1992140250.18
West CoastV/AFL1988-19905770.1251%
WASFL1981-1985, 1990-1992140250.18

AFL: 9,681st player to appear, 2,518th most games played, 4,698th most goals kickedFootscray: 763rd player to appear, 310th most games played, 503rd most goals kickedWest Coast: 36th player to appear, 101st most games played, 164th most goals kicked

Superbly built at 191 cm and 89 kg, Murray Rance was an excellent key position player who could dominate the play with his strong high marking. He began with Swan Districts in 1981 and was a member of the club's 1982-1983-1984 premiership-winning combinations. In 1984 he was a member of Western Australia's victorious Australian interstate championship side and was named in the All Australian team afterwards.

Rance spent the 1986 and 1987 seasons with Footscray in the VFL, followed by a three-year stint with West Coast. Rance's AFL career comprised 97 matches, 40 for Footscray in his two seasons at Western Oval and a further 57 in his three-year stint at the Eagles. Once his V/AFL career was over, he resumed with Swans, where he continued playing until July 1992, taking his final tally of WAFL games to 140; he kicked 25 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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