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Key Facts

Full name
Norman Le Brun

Known as
Norm Le Brun

Born
22 April 1908

Died
15 November 1944 (aged 36)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 26d
Last game: 27y 68d

Height and weight
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Essendon; Collingwood; Carlton

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 13
Essendon: 13
Collingwood: 33, 18
Carlton: 18

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1931); Essendon (1933); Collingwood (1935)

Norm Le Brun

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1929320.670%0
SandhurstBFL1930
EssendonV/AFL1931-19322340.1757%8.001.503
CollingwoodV/AFL1933-193419231.2168%12.003.004
CarltonV/AFL1935520.4060%0
V/AFL1929, 1931-193550310.6258%8.801.807
BFL1930
Total1929-193550310.62

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,553rd player to appear, 4,236th most games played, 2,848th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 427th player to appear, 1,137th most games played, 791st most goals kickedEssendon: 425th player to appear, 522nd most games played, 584th most goals kickedCollingwood: 362nd player to appear, 562nd most games played, 281st most goals kickedCarlton: 517th player to appear, 899th most games played, 719th most goals kicked

Although Norman Le Brun's VFL career only comprised 50 games, it was nevertheless noteworthy in that it saw him play for no fewer than four different clubs (the record is five). Indeed, it might easily have been five, as he began his career at Richmond, but was unable to crack it for a senior game. From the Tigers he moved to South Melbourne, where he played three games and kicked two goals in 1929.

After spending the 1930 season with Sandhurst Le Brun returned to league action in 1931 with Essendon, where he was in and out of the side for two seasons, and ended up playing another 23 games and booting four goals. His other clubs were Collingwood (19 games and 23 goals in 1933-4) and Carlton (five games, two goals, 1935). Norman Le Brun later died while on active military service during World War II.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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