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Percy Rodriguez

Image DOB: 5 January 1893
Died: 20 March 1917

MFC Debut: Round 2, 1915 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 6, 1915 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval

From: Perth/Xavier College/University

Number: 2 1915

Games: 5 (22 total)
Goals: 1 (2 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
20340.00

John Filomeno "Percy" Rodriguez was born in Broome of Filipino parents, but after showing encouraging signs with Perth he met former VFL player Harry Cordner who convinced him to try his luck on the east coast. Rodriguez crossed to Victoria where he attended Xavier College, but as he was too old to play school football he coached in his first year before joining University.

Rodriguez played 17 games in his first season, but the University club were on their last legs and wound up at the end of the year. Along with a number of his teammates Percy joined Melbourne and debuted early in 1915.

He played just five games before returning to Perth to enlist in the army. While he was there Rodriguez managed to turn out for Perth again before leaving for Europe as part of the 23 Battalion of the AIF.

He was killed at The Somme in World War I fighting.

YearGamesGoals
1915 51

Notes
Sometimes spelt Rodriques, or shown as C. Rodriguez.

Lists
Interstate recruits
Players who served during war
University

Media
The Argus - 01/04/1915

Links
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Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 28 July 2017 14:54:57 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 13)

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