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Key Facts

Full name
Rod MacPherson

Known as
Rod MacPherson

21 September 1963 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 285d
Last game: 23y 329d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 43
Brisbane: 16

Recruited from
Footscray (1987)

Family links
Stephen MacPherson (Brother)Darcy Macpherson (Nephew)

Rod MacPherson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,371st player to appear, 4,316th most games played, 3,162nd most goals kickedFootscray: 725th player to appear, 291st most games played, 229th most goals kickedBrisbane: 31st player to appear, 267th most games played, 221st most goals kicked

Just like his younger brother Stephe, Rod MacPherson commenced his senior football with Clarence before progressing to the VFL with Footscray. Both brothers debuted for the Bulldogs in 1982, although not in the same match. Of compact build, he was highly adaptable and capable of assuming a number of roles, but he never managed to play more than 11 games in a season in compiling a career record of 50 VFL appearances in half a dozen campaigns. The last seven of those appearances were with Brisbane, where he transferred in 1987. He booted 24 goals with the Bulldogs and three for the Bears.

Author - John Devaney


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