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Wayne Gordon

Image DOB: 11 July 1954
Died: 29 September 1983

MFC Debut: Round 8, 1979 against Hawthorn at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 13, 1981 against Footscray at Waverley

From: Preston/Collingwood

Number: 13 1979-1981

Games: 34 (101 total)
Goals: 5 (28 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
502914.70

Fiery winger who played in both 1977 Grand Finals for the Magpies, but was swapped after the 1978 season for John Dellamarta and Phil Carman in exchange for Ross Brewer and cash.

Used in a variety of positions, including full back, Gordon had to battle Hodgkin's Disease to play but suffered a ruptured spleen in the Round 13, 1981 match with Footscray and missed the rest of the season. He did not play seniors again but appeared with the reserves in both 1982 and 1983 before losing his battle with cancer in September 1983.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1979 310
1980 2020
1981 1102

Lists
Collingwood

Notes
A 1984 edition of the Melbourne club newsletter says he died from a heart attack after a game of tennis, as does Canberra Times.

Media
Age - 28/11/1978
Canberra Times - 10/01/1979

Links
Collingwood Forever profile
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 17 February 2019 21:46:30 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 25)

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