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, 1982-1983 Reserves)

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

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The fiery winger played in both of Collingwood's 1977 Grand Finals, but was swapped to Melbourne at the end of the next season with John Dellamarta and Phil Carman, in exchange for Ross Brewer and cash.

Once he arrived at Melbourne, Gordon was used in a variety of positions but battled Hodgkin's Disease and was restricted to three games in his first season. A regular in 1980 and the first half of 1981, a ruptured spleen in the Round 13 match with Footscray kept him out for the rest of the season. Gordon didn't play another senior game, but appeared in the Reserves during 1982 and 1983, before collapsing with a heart issue in the Round 19, 1983 curtain-raiser. Six weeks later he passed away from a heart attack after a game of tennis, aged just 29 years old.

Gordon's son Marc played Under 19s for Melbourne in 1990.

1979 310
1980 2020
1981 1102


Age - 28/11/1978
Canberra Times - 10/01/1979
Age - 01/10/1983
Sydney Morning Herald - 01/10/1983
Age - 09/11/1983
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