Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Norman Matthews

Known as
Norm Matthews

30 August 1915

30 December 1985 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 359d
Last game: 28y 278d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 8, 11
South Melbourne: 8, 2

Recruited from
Melbourne (1938); South Melbourne (1942)

Family links
Herb Matthews (Father)Herbie Matthews Snr (Brother)Don Matthews (Nephew)Herbie Matthews Jnr (Nephew)

Norm Matthews

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1935, 1942-19441510.0720%0
South MelbourneV/AFL1938-19402860.2132%14.002.000
V/AFL1935, 1938-1940, 1942-19444370.1628%14.002.000
Total1935, 1938-1940, 1942-19444370.1628%14.002.000

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,328th player to appear, 4,655th most games played, 5,603rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 544th player to appear, 668th most games played, 895th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 534th player to appear, 492nd most games played, 575th most goals kicked


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