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Key Facts

Full name
Keith William Stackpole

Known as
Keith Stackpole

31 July 1916

Place of birth
Melbourne, VIC (3000)

19 September 1992 (aged 76)

Place of death
Heidelberg, VIC (3084)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 333d
Last game: 28y 61d

Height and weight
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Fitzroy; Prahran

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 27, 19, 26, 25
Fitzroy: 26

Recruited from
Collingwood (1939)

State of origin

Keith Stackpole

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,299th player to appear, 1,929th most games played, 324th most goals kickedCollingwood: 387th player to appear, 430th most games played, 270th most goals kickedFitzroy: 546th player to appear, 140th most games played, 19th most goals kicked

Collingwood procured Keith Stackpole from Abbotsford, one of its most fruitful recruiting sources, but in six seasons at the club he failed to break into the senior side on a regular basis. He was 19th man in both the 1935 and 1936 premiership teams, but failed to make the losing Grand Final sides of the ensuing three seasons. After 34 VFL games and 26 goals for the Magpies between 1935 and the middle of the 1939 season he crossed to Fitzroy where he really came into his own as the club's second rover alongside Alan Ruthven.

Stackpole spent five and a half seasons with the Maroons, playing another 84 VFL games and kicking 203 goals. His final league match was the 1944 Grand Final, when he contributed a couple of goals to the Roys' 15-point win over Richmond. Keith Stackpole finished his top-level career at Prahran in the VFA, where he served as captain-coach from 1945 to 1947. In his first season with the Two Blues his tally of 85 goals was good enough to top the club's list, as well as being third best in the Association that year. Keith Stackpole's son, also named Keith, was a noteworthy test batsman who averaged 37.42 in 80 innings for Australia during the 1960s and '70s.

Author - John Devaney


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