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Key Facts

Full name
Clarence Curyer

Known as
Clarrie Curyer

Born
11 December 1912

Died
29 June 2003 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 137d
Last game: 28y 192d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Norwood; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 11

Recruited from
Norwood (1935)

Clarrie Curyer

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
NorwoodSANFL1932-19333310.03
St. KildaV/AFL1935-1941104580.5655%15.784.3313
Total1932-1933, 1935-1941137590.43

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,227th player to appear, 2,311th most games played, 1,818th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 710th player to appear, 131st most games played, 111th most goals kicked

Originally from Jamestown Clarrie Curyer was a talented back pocket player who was also a useful on-baller when required. He played 33 SANFL games for Norwood in 1932 and 1933 and his form in the latter season was so good he was selected to represent South Australia at that year's Sydney carnival where he attracted the attention of officials from St Kilda. The upshot was that Curyer sought a clearance to the Saints and when this was refused he opted to stand out of football for a year in order to get his way. The VFL phase of his career between 1935 and 1941 saw him play 104 games and kick 58 goals. He was a skilful and highly determined footballer who continued to perform well after crossing to Preston in the VFA during the 1941 season.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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