Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Russell Muir

Known as
Russell Muir

12 July 1954 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 264d
Last game: 27y 27d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne; Essendon

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 37, 3
Essendon: 42

Recruited from
North Melbourne (1977)

Russell Muir

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1972-19754060.1550%
V/AFL1972-1975, 1977-198110790.0850%7.474.072.352
Total1972-1975, 1977-198110790.0850%7.474.072.352

AFL: 8,434th player to appear, 2,233rd most games played, 5,217th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 646th player to appear, 326th most games played, 445th most goals kickedEssendon: 843rd player to appear, 279th most games played, 645th most goals kicked

Russell Muir, a back pocket specialist, joined North Melbourne from Strathmore. Never afraid of backing his judgement, he liked to go on surging runs upfield. After 40 VFL games and six goals for the Kangas between 1972 and 1975 he joined Essendon where he added another 67 games and three goals from 1977 to 1981. He was a member of the Bombers’ night premiership team in his final season.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone


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