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Key Facts

Full name
Roderick Carter

Known as
Rod Carter


29 October 1954 (age 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 231d
Last game: 35y 286d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Port Melbourne; Sydney

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 40, 28
Sydney: 13

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1980)

Rod Carter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA19791000.00

AFL: 8,679th player to appear, 108th most games played, 9,328th most goals kickedFitzroy: 915th player to appear, 160th most games played, 1,109th most goals kickedSydney: 1,083rd player to appear, 29th most games played, 979th most goals kicked

Originally from Banyule, Rod Carter was a tough, mean defender who showed intermittent promise during a 76-game stint with Fitzroy between 1974 and 1979, but who really came into his own when he moved to South Melbourne in 1980. In between he played 10 VFA games for Port Melbourne. During the course of eleven seasons with the Swans, who moved to Sydney in 1982, Carter played 217 league games and established a reputation as probably the hardest full back to kick goals against in the competition. His staunchly defensive approach is evidenced by the fact that, in 293 senior games, he only booted one goal.

Author - John Devaney


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