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Key Facts

Full name
Claude Curtin

Known as
Claude Curtin

4 July 1920

13 December 1994 (aged 74)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 306d
Last game: 29y 19d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 33, 34
North Melbourne: 10

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1948); North Melbourne (1949)

Family links
John Curtin (Uncle)John Barker (Grandson)

Claude Curtin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1939-1942, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949932692.8953%8
North MelbourneV/AFL1948471.7525%0
V/AFL1939-1942, 1944, 1946-1949972762.8552%8
Total1939-1942, 1944, 1946-1949972762.8552%8

AFL: 4,694th player to appear, 2,504th most games played, 231st most goals kickedFitzroy: 544th player to appear, 122nd most games played, 12th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 398th player to appear, 813th most games played, 416th most goals kicked

Claude Curtin was a useful centre half forward and full forward who kicked in excess of 50 goals in a season four times, topping Fitzroy’s goal kicking list on each occasion. He played 93 VFL games and kicked 269 goals for the ‘Roys in four separate stints between 1939 and 1949. He was unfortunate to miss playing in Fitzroy’s 1944 premiership team because he was away on war service.

Curtin had a brief sojourn at North Melbourne in 1948 when he played four games and booted seven goals.

Claude Curtin was the nephew of former Australian prime minister John Curtin.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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