Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Roger Duffy

Known as
Roger Duffy

26 September 1931

9 July 2003 (aged 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 206d
Last game: 26y 331d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 7

Roger Duffy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,172nd player to appear, 1,969th most games played, 910th most goals kickedFootscray: 385th player to appear, 103rd most games played, 49th most goals kicked

Roger Duffy commenced his senior career with Newtown where, playing mainly at full forward, he topped the NSWANFL's goal kicking list with 78 goals in 1950 - a premiership season - and 96 the following year.

In 1952 he joined Footscray, where he immediately impressed with his verve, cleverness and goal sense, topping the club's goal kicking list in his debut season, albeit with the comparatively meagre total of just 20 goals. Used chiefly as a half forward with an occasional run on the ball, he served the Bulldogs well in 117 games over seven seasons, kicking 116 goals. 

Duffy performed serviceably in the 1954 Grand Final, managing 16 kicks and three handballs from a half forward flank as the Dogs overcame Melbourne by 51 points. Highly regarded by peers and opponents alike, Roger Duffy earned a VFL interstate jumper in 1957.

Author - John Devaney


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