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Key Facts

Full name
Stewart Gull

Known as
Stewart Gull

24 June 1951 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 42d
Last game: 27y 357d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 87 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 34
Melbourne: 26

Recruited from
South Melbourne (1979)

Family links
Jim Gull (Father)

Stewart Gull

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1972-1978871511.7438%8.281.834.149

AFL: 8,504th player to appear, 2,668th most games played, 625th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 1,006th player to appear, 174th most games played, 43rd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,001st player to appear, 1,203rd most games played, 941st most goals kicked

Players with boxing pedigrees, such as Stewart Gull, often find themselves the focus of excessive physical attention on the football field; Footscray's Ambrose Palmer, for example, who won Australian titles in three weight divisions, came in for far more than his fair share of cowardly intimidation, to which he steadfastly refused to respond in kind. Gull, however, never had any such problems, perhaps because it was obvious that he was more than capable of looking after himself.

Gull was also a highly capable footballer, playing 87 VFL games and kicking 151 goals for South Melbourne, who he joined from North Ballarat, between 1972 and 1978. Most of those games were played as a key position forward where he was combative, forceful and sound in front of goal. In 1979 he crossed to Melbourne but in his second game for the Demons he crashed into a goal post and broke his collar bone, whereupon he retired from the game. 

Author - John Devaney


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