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Key Facts

Full name
Raymond Card

Known as
Ray Card

Born
4 April 1957 (age 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 47d
Last game: 30y 119d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 20

Recruited from
Morwell (1977)

Family links
George Card (Father)

Ray Card

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1977-1985, 198711040.0451%8.943.892.623
Total1977-1985, 198711040.0451%8.943.892.623

AFL: 8,907th player to appear, 2,109th most games played, 6,729th most goals kickedGeelong: 776th player to appear, 148th most games played, 568th most goals kicked

Recruited from Morwell, Geelong's Ray 'Swap' Card was one of the best negating footballers of his generation. Tough, resolute and durable, he was renowned for his ability to keep the opposing team's best attacking players quiet. Most of his 110 VFL games between 1977 and 1987 were played on a half back flank, but later in his career he also added an attacking dimension to his game, which enabled him to perform effectively in other positions. He won the Cats' best and fairest award in 1983.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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