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Key Facts

Full name
Ross Abbey

Known as
Ross Abbey

21 January 1953 (age 70)

Place of birth
Melbourne, VIC (3001)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 81d
Last game: 28y 66d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 30

State of origin

Family links
Angus Abbey (Father)

Ross Abbey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 8,344th player to appear, 1,817th most games played, 1,646th most goals kickedFootscray: 592nd player to appear, 94th most games played, 99th most goals kicked

 Originally from Strathmore, Ross Abbey was an extremely versatile footballer who gave Footscray solid service between 1971 and 1981, during which time he played 123 VFL games and kicked 65 goals. He also represented Victoria. His father Angus was twentieth man in the Bulldogs’ 1954 premiership team, a fact which happened to be of some significance as it enabled Footscray to recruit him under the father-son rule in spite of the fact that he lived in Essendon's zone

Author - John Devaney


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


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