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Key Facts

Full name
Patrick K. Abbott

Known as
Paddy Abbott

2 February 1889

21 January 1973 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 90d
Last game: 31y 201d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Fitzroy; Richmond

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 1
Fitzroy: 31
Richmond: 5

Recruited from
Albury (1912); South Melbourne (1914); Fitzroy (1919)

Paddy Abbott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1913400.0075%0

AFL: 1,978th player to appear, 3,642nd most games played, 7,636th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 251st player to appear, 1,061st most games played, 1,139th most goals kickedFitzroy: 217th player to appear, 298th most games played, 697th most goals kickedRichmond: 190th player to appear, 540th most games played, 758th most goals kicked

Paddy Abbott was a tall, quite thinly built ruckman from Howlong, and prior to that Albury, who had brief stints with three league clubs. Somewhat dour and formulaic in approach he nevertheless got the job done. He commenced his VFL career with South Melbourne for whom he played four games in 1913. Next came Fitzroy, where he was very much a fringe player between 1914 and 1918, playing 40 games and scoring one goal. His last port of call, Richmond in 1919-20, was arguably his most productive, and was highlighted by an appearance in a back pocket in the Tigers’ first ever flag decider in 1919. Sadly for Abbott, opponents Collingwood proved too strong on that occasion.

Author - John Devaney


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