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Key Facts

Full name
Warwick Irwin

Known as
Warwick Irwin

3 June 1952 (age 71)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 326d
Last game: 31y 71d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Collingwood; Port Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 7, 13
Collingwood: 7

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1981); Collingwood (1983)

Warwick Irwin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1970-1980, 19832132281.0740%16.314.473.0637
Port MelbourneVFA198412
V/AFL1970-1981, 19832292441.0742%16.144.402.9539
Total1970-1981, 1983-19842412441.01

AFL: 8,250th player to appear, 400th most games played, 288th most goals kickedFitzroy: 883rd player to appear, 10th most games played, 16th most goals kickedCollingwood: 818th player to appear, 624th most games played, 360th most goals kicked

Lightly built and fresh of feature, Warwick Irwin was a prominent and intermittently brilliant rover throughout the 1970s and into the early '80s. Winner of Fitzroy's best and fairest award in 1975, he was a regular interstate representative for both the VFL and, later, for Victorian state of origin sides. In 1981 he became a high-priced Collingwood recruit and was a member of the Magpies' losing Grand Final team that year. After sustaining a serious injury in 1982, however, he was sacked, and returned home to Fitzroy the following year for one last VFL season. His final port of call was VFL side Port Melbourne where he played a dozen games in 1984.

Author - John Devaney


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