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Key Facts

Full name
Dale Dickson

Known as
Dale Dickson

3 July 1962 (age 61)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 288d
Last game: 27y 12d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 29
Brisbane: 6

Recruited from
Melbourne (1987)

Family links
Des Dickson (Uncle)

Dale Dickson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,339th player to appear, 2,830th most games played, 3,445th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,037th player to appear, 299th most games played, 305th most goals kickedBrisbane: 3rd player to appear, 156th most games played, 220th most goals kicked

Dale Dickson hit the ground running when he commenced with Melbourne in 1982, but after a couple of excellent seasons his form fell away. Consequently when the Dees had to choose which of their players to make available to the fledgling Brisbane Bears few people were surprised to find that Dickson was nominated.

In three seasons with the Bears he played 30 VFL games and booted three goals to add to the 56 games and 20 goals registered with Melbourne.

After playing his early football with the Dees he became something of a jack-of-all-trades with an emphasis on defensive roles.

Author - John Devaney


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


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