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Key Facts

Full name
Roy Rodwell

Known as
Roy Rodwell

Born
9 November 1908

Died
8 March 1979 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 236d
Last game: 26y 302d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 27, 21, 19

Roy Rodwell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1932-193551270.5335%7.502.502
Total1932-193551270.5335%7.502.502

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,956th player to appear, 4,187th most games played, 3,094th most goals kickedFootscray: 152nd player to appear, 246th most games played, 210th most goals kicked

A versatile footballer who could play in attack or defence as well as having a run on the ball, Roy Rodwell commenced his senior football career with Oakleigh in the VFA. In 1931-2 he played 26 games and scored 35 goals for the Purple and Golds, including playing in the grand final defeat of Northcote in the former season. Half way through the 1932 season he was snapped up by Footscray for whom went on to play 51 VFL games and boot 27 goals over three and a half seasons.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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