Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Russell Hodges

Known as
Russ Hodges

19 July 1953 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 332d
Last game: 25y 45d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 47, 17
Fitzroy: 17

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1977)

Russ Hodges

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1973-197738100.2632%

AFL: 8,584th player to appear, 3,382nd most games played, 4,475th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,017th player to appear, 409th most games played, 478th most goals kickedFitzroy: 943rd player to appear, 363rd most games played, 576th most goals kicked

After commencing with the thirds Russ Hodges progressed through the ranks at South Melbourne before making his senior debut in 1973. He went on to play 38 games for the Swans over the next five seasons, kicking 10 goals. He tended to play either as a ruck-rover or on a half back flank. In 1976-7 he played 31 VFL games and scored three goals for Fitzroy before rounding off his career in the VFA with Sandringham (17 games, 11 goals, 1979-81) and Kilsyth (15 games, 21 goals, 1982-3). Whilst with Kilsyth he was a joint winner of the 1982 Field Trophy.

Author - John Devaney


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