Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Russell Middlemiss

Known as
Russell Middlemiss

6 July 1929

5 August 2019 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 319d
Last game: 25y 312d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 2

Family links
Glenn Middlemiss (Son)

Russell Middlemiss

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1949, 1951-19557420.0376%8.332.673
Total1949, 1951-19557420.0376%8.332.673

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,896th player to appear, 3,184th most games played, 7,923rd most goals kickedGeelong: 528th player to appear, 227th most games played, 680th most goals kicked

Originally from Rokewood, Russell Middlemiss was a formidable defender who added a touch of steel to Geelong's scintillating 1951 and 1952 premiership combinations. He debuted for the Cats in 1949, missed the 1950 season, and then was a regular in the side from 1951 until early in the 1955 season, amassing a total of 74 senior VFL games. A half back flanker in the victorious 1951-2 Grand Final teams, his absence through injury from the 1953 play-off against Collingwood arguably contributed in some measure to Geelong's eventual 12-point loss.

Author - John Devaney


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