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Key Facts

Full name
Dean Farnham

Known as
Dean Farnham

Born
18 August 1950 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 231d
Last game: 24y 272d

Height and weight
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 115 kg

Senior clubs
Central District; Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 32

Dean Farnham

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Central DistrictSANFL1968-197380220.28
FitzroyV/AFL1974-19751740.2412%4.244.883.120
Total1968-197597260.27

AFL: 8,624th player to appear, 6,926th most games played, 6,713th most goals kickedFitzroy: 910th player to appear, 506th most games played, 516th most goals kicked

Dean Farnham was, at 206cm and 115kg, one of the tallest and heftiest top level footballers ever. At his best he was a highly effective tap ruckmen, but he was hampered by injury, particularly later in his career. Farnham commenced with Central District in 1968 and had played 80 SANFL games and kicked 23 goals by the time he crossed to Fitzroy after the 1973 season. He also represented South Australia three times, kicking two goals. He never really showed his best form in Melbourne and managed just 17 senior VFL games in two seasons, although it has to be said that suffering a dislocated knee was a significant exacerbating factor.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion

Footnotes

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