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Key Facts

Full name
Ricky Nixon

Known as
Ricky Nixon

3 April 1963 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 90d
Last game: 30y 155d

Height and weight
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; St. Kilda; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 48
St. Kilda: 42, 19
Hawthorn: 36

Recruited from
Golden Square (1983); Carlton (1986); St. Kilda (1992)

Ricky Nixon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1986-1988, 1990-199151320.6329%11.574.633.550
V/AFL1983-1988, 1990-199363390.6238%10.754.303.440
Total1983-1988, 1990-199363390.6238%10.754.303.440

AFL: 9,454th player to appear, 3,670th most games played, 2,475th most goals kickedCarlton: 913th player to appear, 965th most games played, 858th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,326th player to appear, 312th most games played, 203rd most goals kickedHawthorn: 737th player to appear, 644th most games played, 432nd most goals kicked

From Golden Square, Ricky Nixon found limited opportunities after joining VFL power club Carlton in 1983, and he managed just four senior appearances, and one goal, in three years. The 1986 season found him at St Kilda where he enjoyed a rather more fruitful time. Most commonly described as a half back flanker, he was also more than serviceable across half forward, and manifested a keen eye for goal. In five seasons with the Saints he played 51 games and scored 32 goals, and would probably have remained at the club had there not been a falling out over his contract. As it was, he was drafted by Hawthorn, where he never really established himself, playing just eight games and kicking six goals in 1992-3 before being de-listed. Following his retirement as a footballer he became a noted sports agent.

Author - John Devaney


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