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Key Facts

Full name
Ronnie Wearmouth

Known as
Ronnie Wearmouth

Born
17 July 1950 (age 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 360d
Last game: 31y 29d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 48, 35, 5

Family links
Dick Wearmouth (Father)

Ronnie Wearmouth

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1969-19811861270.6863%11.035.641.7821
Total1969-19811861270.6863%11.035.641.7821

AFL: 8,193rd player to appear, 768th most games played, 809th most goals kickedCollingwood: 705th player to appear, 44th most games played, 59th most goals kicked

After displaying somewhat erratic form early in his league career with Collingwood, Ronnie Wearmouth developed into a fine rover, who excelled at many of the less glamorous aspects of the game, besides being an excellent crumber. As the son of former Footscray player Richard Wearmouth he might have been expected to line up with the Bulldogs, but Magpie vice president Jim Crowe enticed him to Victoria Park.

Wearmouth made his VFL debut in 1969, but did not become a regular in the senior side until mid way through 1971. Pacy, energetic and deceptively robust, he was first rover in three Collingwood losing Grand Final sides, and represented the VFL against the ACT in 1978. He retired in 1981 after 186 senior games, during which he kicked 127 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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