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Key Facts

Full name
Ross Dunne

Known as
Ross Dunne


25 February 1948 (age 76)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 182d
Last game: 30y 210d

Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 48, 12, 44

Recruited from
North Heidelberg (1967)

Ross Dunne

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 7,991st player to appear, 532nd most games played, 299th most goals kickedCollingwood: 687th player to appear, 29th most games played, 24th most goals kicked

Best remembered for kicking the late goal that sent Collingwood's 1977 Grand Final against North Melbourne into a replay, Ross 'Twiggy' Dunne deserves to be remembered for much more. A tall (193cm) lightly built (82kg) player - hence the nickname - Dunne was an excellent all round performer who made the centre half forward position his own for much of his 213-game, 238-goal VFL career, which commenced in 1967 and ended in 1978. Ultra courageous and determined, Dunne epitomised the Magpie spirit during what was, overall, a frustrating and somewhat less than auspicious era for the club.

Author - John Devaney


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