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Key Facts

Full name
Michael Gale

Known as
Michael Gale

Born
21 December 1966 (age 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 98d
Last game: 31y 252d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 93 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Richmond

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 7
Richmond: 11, 1

Recruited from
Penguin (1986); Fitzroy (1994)

Family links
Don Gale (Father)Brendon Gale (Brother)Jack Gale (Grandfather)

Michael Gale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1986-1993105290.2839%8.777.973.4913
RichmondAFL1994-199891200.2252%9.526.423.4512
V/AFL1986-1998196490.2545%9.127.253.4725
Total1986-1998196490.2545%9.127.253.4725

AFL: 9,662nd player to appear, 673rd most games played, 2,049th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,030th player to appear, 104th most games played, 172nd most goals kickedRichmond: 971st player to appear, 171st most games played, 296th most goals kicked

Michael Gale was a consistently solid performer, initially with Penguin, and then in the V/AFL with Fitzroy (105 games 1986-93) and Richmond (91 games, 1994-8). He overcame numerous injury worries including a badly damaged shoulder and a knee problem requiring a reconstruction to perform effectively in a variety of roles, although it was as a half back flanker that he perhaps seemed most at home.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion

Footnotes

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