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Key Facts

Full name
David Ferguson

Known as
Dave Ferguson

5 February 1903

16 November 1975 (aged 72)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 130d
Last game: 28y 163d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 3, 5
North Melbourne: 35

Recruited from
Geelong (1931)

Dave Ferguson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1924-1925, 1927-19283950.1372%1
North MelbourneV/AFL1931700.000%12.003.002
V/AFL1924-1925, 1927-1928, 19314650.1161%12.003.003
Total1924-1925, 1927-1928, 19314650.1161%12.003.003

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 2,901st player to appear, 4,501st most games played, 6,170th most goals kickedGeelong: 312th player to appear, 392nd most games played, 516th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 137th player to appear, 694th most games played, 809th most goals kicked

Originally from Kurrawang in Western Australia, Dave Ferguson played his early football for Kalgoorlie City in the Goldfields Football Association, before being recruited by Geelong in 1924. A forward during his time in the west, he was transformed at Geelong into a rugged, powerful, high quality defender, capable of playing anywhere in the backlines. He took a memorable match-saving mark while falling backwards during the closing moments of the 1925 flag decider against Collingwood. His time with the Cats spanned the years 1924-5 and 1927-8 (he returned to the goldfields in 1926) and saw him play 39 games and score five goals. He returned to the VFL in 1931 with North Melbourne, playing seven games for the year without kicking a goal.

Author - John Devaney


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