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Chris Aitken

Image DOB: 26 October 1948

Debut: Round 1, 1967 against North Melbourne at Arden Street
Last Game: Round 6, 1977 against Geelong at Kardinia Park

From: Lower Plenty/Foster

Number: 5 1967-1969, 1977

Honours
Reserves Premiership Player - 1969, 1970

Games: 14
Goals: 15
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
301121.42

Aitken debuted in the opening week of 1967, but persistent ankle injuries restricted him to just four more games that year - none consecutively. He was injured three times, but ended the year with a career high five goals in the last round. He then missed the entire 1968 season after undergoing major surgery on his ankle.

After stringing a number of games together early in 1969 Aitken suffered further ankle soreness and missed the rest of the season. He played in 1970 practice games but suffered a strained knee ligament and left the club, not returning until 1977 where, as a 28 year old, he played three further games for a total of 14 over 10 years.

In 1972 he was cleared to VFA side Oakleigh.

He was also a talented cricketer, playing tour matches for Victoria Country against England and New Zealand. The brother of musician Wilbur Wilde, in 2004 Aitken stood as the Green candidate for the House of Representatives seat of McMillan and won 4.5% of the vote.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1967 460
1969 790
1977 300

Lists
VFA

Media
Football Record R4 1968
Age - 25/02/1969
Age - 25/03/1970
Age - 19/04/1972

Links
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VFA Project profile
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