Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ronald Porta

Known as
Ron Porta

3 June 1936

19 March 2010 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 17d
Last game: 25y 21d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 31, 21
South Melbourne: 40

Recruited from
Footscray (1960)

Ron Porta

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1960-19612100.0033%0

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,358th player to appear, 2,836th most games played, 7,933rd most goals kickedFootscray: 406th player to appear, 212th most games played, 649th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 831st player to appear, 567th most games played, 1,309th most goals kicked

From Cheltenham, Ron Porta took a while to establish himself at Footscray, but once he did he became a mainstay of the side. Typically used as a half back flanker, he could also hold down a key position. After playing 63 games and scoring two goals for Footscray from 1953 to 1959 he crossed to South Melbourne, where he rounded off his playing career with 21 appearances but no further goals.

Author - John Devaney


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