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Key Facts

Full name
Rod MacPherson

Known as
Rod MacPherson

Born
21 September 1963 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 285d
Last game: 23y 329d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 43
Brisbane: 16

Recruited from
Footscray (1987)

Family links
Stephen MacPherson (Brother)Darcy Macpherson (Nephew)

Rod MacPherson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1982-198643240.5647%10.914.723.491
BrisbaneV/AFL1987730.4329%8.436.572.140
V/AFL1982-198750270.5444%10.564.983.301
Total1982-198750270.5444%10.564.983.301

AFL: 9,371st player to appear, 4,242nd most games played, 3,108th most goals kickedFootscray: 725th player to appear, 284th most games played, 225th most goals kickedBrisbane: 31st player to appear, 259th most games played, 216th most goals kicked

Just like his younger brother Stephe, Rod MacPherson commenced his senior football with Clarence before progressing to the VFL with Footscray. Both brothers debuted for the Bulldogs in 1982, although not in the same match. Of compact build, he was highly adaptable and capable of assuming a number of roles, but he never managed to play more than 11 games in a season in compiling a career record of 50 VFL appearances in half a dozen campaigns. The last seven of those appearances were with Brisbane, where he transferred in 1987. He booted 24 goals with the Bulldogs and three for the Bears.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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