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Key Facts

Full name
Ronald McLeod

Known as
Ron McLeod

Born
4 January 1919

Died
9 October 2003 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 147d
Last game: 28y 238d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 22
St. Kilda: 31, 11, 33, 39, 18

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1940)

Ron McLeod

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1936-193828130.4629%21.005.008
St. KildaV/AFL1940-1941, 1944, 1946-194739350.9018%3
V/AFL1936-1938, 1940-1941, 1944, 1946-194767480.7222%21.005.0011
Total1936-1938, 1940-1941, 1944, 1946-194767480.7222%21.005.0011

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,384th player to appear, 3,442nd most games played, 2,067th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 220th player to appear, 401st most games played, 317th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 783rd player to appear, 380th most games played, 185th most goals kicked

Quite diminutive at 178cm and 71.5kg, Ron McLeod was a blond-haired wingman whose VFL career was severely impacted by the second world war. He commenced with North Melbourne, where he played 28 games and scored 13 goals from 1936 to 1938, and then had a stop-start stint with St Kilda, for whom he added 39 appearances and 39 goals over eight seasons. He rounded off his playing career in the VFA with Brunswick where he played 20 games and scored 13 goals in 1948.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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