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Key Facts

Full name
Sydney Tate

Known as
Syd Tate

13 February 1925

15 May 2015 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 65d
Last game: 26y 228d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 24

Syd Tate

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,649th player to appear, 2,854th most games played, 4,494th most goals kickedGeelong: 504th player to appear, 204th most games played, 368th most goals kicked

Known somewhat lamely as 'Spudda', Geelong's Syd Tate was a powerful and pacy wingman who knew how to take care of himself, and loved to go on a run with the ball. His disposal skills were excellent, over both long and short distances. Tate was on a wing, and contributed a goal, when the Cats won the 1951 Grand Final against Essendon. Originally from Yallourn, he played 85 VFL games and kicked 13 goals between 1947 and 1951.

Author - John Devaney


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