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Key Facts

Full name
Neville Broderick

Known as
Neville Broderick

10 April 1927

17 February 1994 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 27d
Last game: 27y 112d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 4
Fitzroy: 6

Recruited from
Collingwood (1952)

Neville Broderick

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,888th player to appear, 3,180th most games played, 5,884th most goals kickedCollingwood: 520th player to appear, 506th most games played, 653rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 672nd player to appear, 252nd most games played, 564th most goals kicked

At Fitzroy powerful Broderick was an immediate success. Built on the lines of a powerful medium sized tank ..... Broderick took over the centre so firmly with Fitzroy that he was rarely beaten throughout the season.¹

At the outset of his VFL career with Collingwood Neville Broderick was a serviceable player before really coming into his own at Fitzroy, where he played mainly as a centreman. He joined the Magpies from local team St Joseph’s, and went on to play 24 VFL games and kick three goals for them from 1949 to 1951. The Fitzroy phase of his career spanned the years 1952 to 1954 and saw him play 50 games and score three goals. In addition, he was voted the club’s best and fairest player in his first season.

The 1955 season saw him crossing the Bass Strait to take up the captain-coaching reins at Wynyard in the NWFU. He was not successful in steering the side to a premiership but he did win the club’s best and fairest award in 1958.

Author - John Devaney


1. “Sporting Life”, May 1955, page 29.


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