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Key Facts

Full name
Neil Trezise

Known as
Neil Trezise

Born
8 February 1931

Died
20 August 2006 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 158d
Last game: 28y 202d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 28

Neil Trezise

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1949-19591852721.4761%14.332.1723
Total1949-19591852721.4761%14.332.1723

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,930th player to appear, 778th most games played, 241st most goals kickedGeelong: 533rd player to appear, 55th most games played, 21st most goals kicked

Recruited by Geelong from Redan, Neil Trezise combined with Peter Pianto to give the Cats arguably the finest roving combination in the game at the time. Quick off the mark, courageous, and a genuinely two-sided player, Trezise was a key member of Geelong's 1951 and 1952 flag-winning teams. He was particularly dangerous near goal and once kicked eight goals in a match against Footscray. He played 185 VFL games and booted 272 goals between 1949 and 1959. His tally of 27 goals in 1958 was good enough to top the Cats' list.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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