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Herbie Matthews

Image DOB: 10 May 1943

Debut: Round 13, 1961 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval
Last MFC Game: Round 8, 1964 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street

From: ?

Number: 39 1961-1964

Honours
Fourths Best and Fairest - 1960
Reserves Best and Fairest - 1962

Games: 20 (102 total)
Goals: 8 (30 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
150575.00

The grandson of Herb Matthews, and son of the Herbie who won a Brownlow Medal at South Melbourne, played his junior football with Melbourne from 1959 and stepped up to the senior list in 1961.

He decided to follow in the footsteps of his family and leave for South midway through the 1964 season, potentially costing him a spot in the '64 premiership team.

Matthews represented the VFL in the 1967 "Football World Tour" to Ireland and the USA with the Galahs.

He played at South the end of 1969, but after undergoing off-season knee surgery was unable to win his place back and was cleared to VFA side Dandenong in late April 1970 where he remained through 1972.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1961 320
1962 620
1963 740
1964 400

Lists
Family
Family at other clubs
South Melbourne
Two clubs in the same season
VFA
Where are they from

Notes
Cleared from Melbourne Boys, but this is probably the league as he came from the Fourths

Media
Age - 14/04/1960
Age - 01/05/1970

Links
Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 09 December 2018 15:16:56 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 17)

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