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Ray Nilsson

Image DOB: 26 November 1938

Debut: Round 8, 1960 against Footscray at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 17, 1963 against Richmond at Punt Road

Games: 41 (62 total)
Goals: 44 (54 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2711365.85


From: Glenhuntly

Number: 38 1960-1963

Honours:
Premiership player - 1960

1957 Under 19's graduate who had a slow start to his career, breaking the same shoulder twice within six months between the end of that season and 1958.

Once he finally got his go in 1960 Nilsson impressed as a rover and forward pocket, retaining his place in the side right through to the Grand Final triumph. After a delayed start due to a broken wrist in a practice match he was a regular again in 1961 but found opportunities limited in his last two years at the club.

Moved to South Melbourne in 1964 where he spent two seasons playing on the wing for the Swans.

In 1966 Nilsson became captain/coach of South Warrnambool.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1960 13190
1961 14130
1962 890
1963 630


Lists
South Melbourne

Media
The Age - 18/04/1957
The Age - 19/03/1958
"Demons show form, but rovers injured" - The Age 21/03/1961
Football Record R18 1966

Links
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 17 July 2014 20:32:40 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 18)

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