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Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Harvey

Known as
Ron Harvey

Born
11 November 1935

Died
25 October 1991 (aged 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 213d
Last game: 27y 300d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 19

Ron Harvey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1954-1955, 1957-1963127490.3944%11.504.5015
Total1954-1955, 1957-1963127490.3944%11.504.5015

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,474th player to appear, 1,710th most games played, 2,037th most goals kickedFitzroy: 705th player to appear, 71st most games played, 104th most goals kicked

Ron Harvey was a talented all round footballer who served Fitzroy well irrespective of whether the club was doing well or struggling. He clambered through the ranks before making his senior debut in 1954 and had played a total of 127 VFL games by the time he retired in 1963. Harvey probably produced his best football but he could also hold down a key forward position and tallied 49 goals over the course of his career. A Fitzroy best and fairest winner in 1959 another career highlight came the same year when he was a member of the club's first ever night premiership team. He also represented Victoria a couple of times and came sixth in the voting for the 1962 Brownlow Medal..

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article

Footnotes

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