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Key Facts

Full name
Neil Graham Ferguson

Known as
Neil Ferguson

Born
28 November 1945

Died
14 July 2016 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 156d
Last game: 24y 274d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; East Fremantle; Claremont

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 17

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1971); East Fremantle (1977)

Neil Ferguson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1964-197082500.6149%7.683.163.032
East FremantleWANFL1971-197586320.37
ClaremontWANFL19771610.06
V/AFL1964-197082500.6149%7.683.163.032
WANFL1971-1975, 1977102330.32
Total1964-1975, 1977184830.45

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,571st player to appear, 2,904th most games played, 2,006th most goals kickedHawthorn: 538th player to appear, 179th most games played, 124th most goals kicked

A ruckman whose tough, rugged, uncompromising style was the perfect manifestation of Hawthorn coach John Kennedy's football philosophy, Neil Ferguson gave sterling service to the Hawks in 82 VFL games between 1964 and 1970. He was also dangerous when resting up forward, booting a total of 50 goals.

In 1971 Ferguson crossed to East Fremantle where, in 1974, he had the satisfaction of leading the side's rucks on grand final day as Perth was outlasted by 22 points in a hard fought clash. Ferguson was among the most influential players on view that afternoon. He carried on with Old Easts for another year, amassing a total of 86 WANFL games. His final port of call was Claremont, where he added 16 further games in 1977.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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