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Key Facts

Full name
John Dugdale

Known as
John Dugdale

8 March 1936 (age 87)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 60d
Last game: 34y 104d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 6

Family links
Glenn Dugdale (Son)Dean Dugdale (Son)

John Dugdale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1955-19702483581.4436%14.181.554.0428

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,554th player to appear, 285th most games played, 132nd most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 460th player to appear, 13th most games played, 8th most goals kicked




Probably best remembered today for his goal kicking exploits - he topped North Melbourne's goal kicking list on no fewer than six occasions - John Dugdale was actually a highly proficient key position player at either end of the ground. A club best and fairest winner in 1968, Dugdale played a total of 248 games between 1955 and 1970, kicking 358 goals. He skippered the Roos from 1968 to 1970. Among his interstate appearances for the VFL were matches at the centenary Melbourne carnival of 1958 when he booted 18 goals to head the series goal-kicking ladder and achieved All Australian selection.

After leaving North, Dugdale spent some time as coach of VFA side Coburg before returning to Arden Street as chairman of selectors.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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