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Key Facts

Full name
Lindsay White

Known as
Lindsay White

5 January 1922

13 March 1977 (aged 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 111d
Last game: 28y 177d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 19, 7
South Melbourne: 7

Recruited from
Geelong (1942); South Melbourne (1944)

Lindsay White

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1941, 1944-19501174293.6732%22
South MelbourneV/AFL1942-1943251114.4460%0
Total1941-1950, 19561425403.80

AFL: 4,894th player to appear, 1,451st most games played, 54th most goals kickedGeelong: 441st player to appear, 134th most games played, 6th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 594th player to appear, 519th most games played, 59th most goals kicked

Fast on the lead and strong overhead, Lindsay White was one of the most effective full forwards of the 1940s. He showed he was a player of great potential in his debut season of 1941 when he booted 67 goals in a Geelong side that managed just three wins for the year. In 1942-3 White played temporarily for South Melbourne while Geelong was in recess owing to wartime travel restrictions. He continued his progress while with South, amassing 80 goals in 1942 to top the league list, and booting 111 goals in all in 25 games.

Returning to Geelong in 1944, White developed into a firm favourite among the club's fans because of his outstanding aerial ability and superb drop kicking. He topped the Cats' goal-kicking list in 1944, 1947, 1948 and 1949, with the 1947 season being especially profitable as his tally of 86 goals was good enough to head the VFL's list for a second time, and he won a club best and fairest to boot.

White remained a consistent and popular performer at Geelong until a painful achilles tendon injury forced his retirement midway through the 1950 season after 117 VFL games and 429 goals for the club. Lindsay White later spent the 1956 season as captain-coach of Queanbeyan-Acton in the CANFL. He not only led the side to a premiership, but kicked his 100th goal for the season in the Grand Final win over Manuka.

Author - John Devaney


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