Greg Parke

Image DOB: 18 April 1948

Debut: Round 2, 1968 against St. Kilda at Moorabbin
Last MFC Game: Round 22, 1973 against North Melbourne at Waverley

From: Bentleigh

Number: 26 1968-1973

Leading Goalkicker - 1972
Best First Year Player - 1968

Games: 119 (171 total)
Goals: 169 (242 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Statistical categories led
Most games in jumper 26
Most goals in jumper 26
Most marks in a game - 24, Round 6, 1970
Most marks in a season: 238 - 1970

Picked up from Demon recruiting heartland, Parke was first on Melbourne's senior list in 1967 and made his league debuted the next season - being voted Best First Year Player and topping the Melbourne Brownlow count in his debut season.

A high marking centre half forward, Parke was renowned for taking anything that came near him even if his kicking radar was occasionally off. He ran second in the Best and Fairest in 1969 and took the most marks in the VFL in 1970.

Despite training with WAFL side Subiaco before the 1972 season amidst rumours he wanted to leave Melbourne for personal reasons Parke stayed with the club and kicked a career high 63 goals, including seven against Geelong in Round 19.

Before the 1972 season he almost transferred to Subiaco in the WAFL but returned to Melbourne. Then at the end of 1973 he joined SANFL side South Adelaide before having a change of heart and returning to the VFL with Footscray - who swapped Charles Pagnoccolo, Garry Baker and John Keast for him.

He spent two years with the Bulldogs, one at Norwood in 1976 and one at Fitzroy before retiring. During his career Parke was a serving policeman.

1968 171711
1969 18246
1970 22229
1971 21224
1972 20631
1973 21212


Age - 22/03/1972
Age - 29/03/1974

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