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Key Facts

Full name
Norman Johnstone

Known as
Norm Johnstone

16 January 1927

7 June 2013 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 181d
Last game: 30y 220d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 16, 17

Family links
Travis Johnstone (Son)

Norm Johnstone

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,367th player to appear, 395th most games played, 455th most goals kickedFitzroy: 614th player to appear, 5th most games played, 22nd most goals kicked

Fitzroy recruited Norman Johnstone from Chelsea and he gave the club excellent service in 228 VFL games between 1944 and 1957. Heftily built at 183 cm and 92 kg he was nevertheless extremely pacy, and was not frightened of using his weight. Always reliable, he won Fitzroy's best and fairest award in 1947, and was a VFL interstate representative. He played for most of his career as a ruckman, while his career tally of 185 goals attests to the fact that he was always dangerous when resting in the forward lines. Indeed, his season's total of 32 goals in 1955 was good enough for him to top the Fitzroy list.

Author - John Devaney


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