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Key Facts

Full name
Raymond Garby

Known as
Ray Garby

Born
16 January 1923

Died
15 March 2009 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 96d
Last game: 27y 222d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 20

Family links
Garry Farrant (Nephew)Doug Farrant (Nephew)

Ray Garby

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1946-1950851231.4556%13.004.004
Total1946-1950851231.4556%13.004.004

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,533rd player to appear, 2,864th most games played, 859th most goals kickedCarlton: 608th player to appear, 215th most games played, 71st most goals kicked

A clever, dashing, long kicking half forward flank specialist, Carlton's Cohuna recruit Ray Garby gave the Blues five seasons and 85 VFL games worth of useful service from 1946 to 1950. Adroit, elusive and pacy, his kicking, typically using the torpedo punt, was perhaps the single most noteworthy feature of his game. A member of his club's 1947 Grand Final winning side against Essendon, he also played two years later when the Dons turned the tables. Always dangerous near goal, Garby managed 123 majors during his league career.

Sage judges reckoned Ray Garby still had plenty of good football left in him when he opted to return to Cohuna aged twenty-seven in 1950.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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