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Key Facts

Full name
Roger Dean

Known as
Roger Dean

Born
30 April 1940 (age 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 116d
Last game: 33y 138d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 41, 36, 3

Roger Dean

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1957-19732452040.8354%15.263.363.6731
Total1957-19732452040.8354%15.263.363.6731

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,874th player to appear, 300th most games played, 385th most goals kickedRichmond: 581st player to appear, 18th most games played, 21st most goals kicked

Roger Dean epitomised perhaps more than anyone else the quintessential 'Tiger spirit' with which Tom Hafey imbued Richmond after his appointment as coach in 1966. Tremendously resolute and determined, but also highly skilled, he played in two premiership sides - 1967 and '69 - during his 245-game league career with the Tigers. He was skipper of the club for four seasons, including the premiership year of 1969. Normally a permanent back pocket, Dean could also do a job on the forward lines if required, plundering many a goal for the Tigers from free kicks for which he 'staged' with unequalled virtuosity and lack of shame.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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