Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Wayne Closter

Known as
Wayne Closter

26 February 1945 (age 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 52d
Last game: 30y 185d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 1

Wayne Closter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,544th player to appear, 719th most games played, 1,486th most goals kickedGeelong: 674th player to appear, 52nd most games played, 114th most goals kicked

When Geelong's Darley recruit Wayne Closter comprehensively outplayed an illustrious opponent in the shape of Frank 'Bluey' Adams of Melbourne in his VFL debut the Cats knew they had a potential star on their hands. Strong overhead, and a superb kick over both long and short distances, Closter produced many fine performances over the course of a twelve season league career that, but for National Service training commitments, would have seen him play significantly more than his final tally of 191 senior games. A wingman during his early years, he later developed into a poised and classy centreman. Although ostensibly right footed, he kicked so well with his left that he was effectively ambidextrous, making him all the harder to contain. 

Author - John Devaney


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