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Key Facts

Full name
Les Bamblett

Known as
Les Bamblett

5 August 1963 (age 59)

Indigenous Australian

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 233d
Last game: 24y 297d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 8
Footscray: 9

Recruited from
Melbourne (1984)

Family links
Chris Egan (Nephew)Andrew Lovett (Nephew)

Les Bamblett

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,392nd player to appear, 4,366th most games played, 1,512th most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,044th player to appear, 768th most games played, 397th most goals kickedFootscray: 751st player to appear, 321st most games played, 113th most goals kicked

Les Bamblett was a promising junior who won the 1982 Morrish Medal while playing for Melbourne under 19s. He made his senior debut for the Demons the following year, the first of an eventual 11 appearances for the season. Despite impressing on occasion he was not retained and the 1984 season saw him at Footscray. A rover and small forward, he enjoyed a particularly good year in 1985 when his tally of 51 goals for the Dogs was bettered only by Simon Beasley, who bagged 105. Bamblett remained with Footscray until 1988, but in his last three seasons he was beset by a series of injuries and appeared only sporadically for the seniors. When he retired, he had played 37 games for the Bulldogs, and kicked 59 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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