Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Leonard Turner

Known as
Leo Turner

15 May 1928

17 December 1997 (aged 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 16d
Last game: 26y 126d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 36, 9

Family links
Mick Turner (Son)

Leo Turner

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 5,693rd player to appear, 1,663rd most games played, 2,936th most goals kickedGeelong: 509th player to appear, 109th most games played, 224th most goals kicked

Leo Turner was a smooth-moving, highly talented wingman, centreman and half forward who was a key member of Geelong's 1951-2 premiership sides. He possessed the rare skill of being able to kick long and accurately even when moving at top speed. Extraordinarily elusive, he had the knack of maneuvering into space from seemingly impossibly tight situations.

Between 1947 and 1954, Turner played a total of 130 VFL games and kicked 30 goals. A left footer, he represented the VFL in interstate matches 13 times. In 2001, he was selected on a wing in Geelong's official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney


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