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Key Facts

Full name
Murray Witcombe

Known as
Murray Witcombe

Born
1 November 1956 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 189d
Last game: 29y 267d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 18

Murray Witcombe

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1976-1986121790.6552%12.714.402.754
Total1976-1986121790.6552%12.714.402.754

AFL: 8,827th player to appear, 1,847th most games played, 1,360th most goals kickedGeelong: 771st player to appear, 124th most games played, 99th most goals kicked

After struggling to achieve regular selection early in his career Geelong’s Murray Witcombe struck a rich vein of form after being shifted from his usual position as rover to a wing. Pacy and an excellent ball handler he also had good team sense and boasted plenty of courage. The Cats recruited him from Inverleigh and he gave them highly meritorious service in 121 VFL games between 1976 and 1986. He kicked 79 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; 'Cats' Tales' by Col Hutchinson

Footnotes

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