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Key Facts

Full name
Clive Brown

Known as
Clive Brown

Born
15 May 1934

Died
11 November 2009 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 357d
Last game: 26y 104d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 32

Recruited from
Eaglehawk (1955)

Clive Brown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1955-19607240.0643%11.003.005
Total1955-19607240.0643%11.003.005

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,552nd player to appear, 3,241st most games played, 6,627th most goals kickedGeelong: 579th player to appear, 240th most games played, 554th most goals kicked

Great things are expected of Clive Brown, Eaglehawk wingman, who had his first game with the seconds last week. He shaped well enough to indicate that the club’s original estimate of a big future for him is not far wrong.¹

Speedy and hard working rather than abundantly talented, Clive Brown was a solid performer in league football for half a dozen seasons, during which he played a total of 72 VFL games, mostly as a wingman, and kicked four goals. He arrived at Geelong from Eaglehawk, and made his league debut against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street in round five of the 1955 season. There was nothing fancy about his play which was centred around the single principle of being first to the ball and then kicking it as far as possible into the Cats' forward lines.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. “The Argus”, 4/5/55, page 27.

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

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