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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Broadbent

Known as
Tom Broadbent

12 November 1936 (age 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 264d
Last game: 20y 264d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Sandgate; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 45

Tom Broadbent

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 6,864th player to appear, 12,775th most games played, 11,995th most goals kickedFitzroy: 744th player to appear, 1,122nd most games played, 1,064th most goals kicked

Tom Broadbent was a mercurial Sandgate full forward who was a member of the club's 1956 premiership side before following Ken Grimley to Fitzroy, where he played one VFL game in 1957. He was the QAFL leading goal kicker in 1953 (72 goals) and 1960 (86), and represented Queensland in 1953-4-5-6, captaining his State as a twenty year old in an era that included Grimley, Verdon, McGuinness and McGill. He once kicked nine goals against New South Wales.

Author - John Devaney


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