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Key Facts

Full name
Russell Tweeddale

Known as
Russell Tweeddale

27 June 1954 (age 69)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 288d
Last game: 26y 1d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Footscray

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 23
Footscray: 23

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1980)

Russell Tweeddale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1977-197943260.6030%9.842.262.376

AFL: 8,884th player to appear, 4,255th most games played, 3,159th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,200th player to appear, 354th most games played, 246th most goals kickedFootscray: 691st player to appear, 707th most games played, 753rd most goals kicked

Having played in Redan’s 1975 and 1976 premiership-winning teams in the Ballarat Football League Russell Tweeddale took his senior VFL bows with St Kilda in round two, 1977. An adaptable player, he impressed in his first couple of seasons with the Saints when he played virtually every match. However, in 1979 he was restricted to just seven appearances, and at the end of the year he was cleared to join Footscray. Once again he struggled to have an impact and managed just eight games and a goal to add to the 43 games and 26 goals registered with St Kilda. Tweeddale finished his senior playing career back at Redan.

Author - John Devaney


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