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Key Facts

Full name
Roy Moore

Known as
Roy Moore

Born
22 December 1914

Died
4 June 1973 (aged 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 126d
Last game: 26y 139d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 12, 23

Recruited from
Bendigo (1935)

Family links
Herbert Moore (Father)

Roy Moore

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1935-1939, 1941661442.1848%13.096.739
Total1935-1939, 1941661442.1848%13.096.739

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,239th player to appear, 3,526th most games played, 684th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 487th player to appear, 239th most games played, 46th most goals kicked

A consistently useful performer, mainly as a forward, during his first five seasons in the VFL with South Melbourne, Roy Moore's effectiveness was later undermined by a niggling and persistent leg injury. At the end of his first league season in 1935 he deputised for Bob Pratt at full forward in the Grand Final against Collingwood. However, he had a quiet day, managed just two goals, and the Blood-Stained Angels went under by 20 points.

Moore's 66 senior games in seven years at South also included an appearance, in a forward pocket, in the losing Grand Final of 1936, once again against Collingwood. His career tally of 144 goals included a club list-topping total of 34 in 1938. Originally from Bendigo, he was an excellent overhead mark, and a fine exponent of the torpedo punt. He represented the VFL against the VFA.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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