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Simon Godfrey

Image DOB: 18 October 1980

Debut: Round 20, 2000 against Fremantle at Docklands
Last Game: Round 18, 2007 against Sydney at Manuka Oval

From: Mitcham/Box Hill, Selection 14, 1999 Pre-Season Draft

Number: 30 2000-2007

Honours:
VFL premiership player - 2000

Games: 105
Goals: 23
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
4615843.80


Statistical categories lead:
Equal most clangers in a game - 10, Round 2, 2003

Prevented from playing footy until the age of 15 by a father who had suffered injuries in his playing career, Godfrey took longer to develop than many other players. He began his career with Mitcham under 16's, before being recruited by the Eastern Ranges U18 side. He played VFL football for Box Hill before being placed on the Demons supplementary list in 1999.

Having played every game for Sandringham in 2000, Godfrey had his first taste of senior football towards the end of that year as a replacement for knee reconstruction victim James McDonald but was dropped for the finals series and instead played in the Sandringham VFL premiership side.

Began his career as an out-and-out midfielder and finished fifth in the 2003 best and fairest but finished his career as a tagger. Often in and out of the side he won another premiership with the Zebras in 2005.

Godfrey was delisted at the end of 2007. He played for Norwood in the Eastern Football League from 2008 and was captain in 2010 before re-joining his original junior club Mitcham. He coached their Under 17 side in 2013. He later played at Ferntree Gully, captaining them to a premiership in 2016 before retiring.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
2000 200
2001 1220
2002 1000
2003 2230
2004 1430
2005 1240
2006 1642
2007 1770

Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 19, 2005 Rough Conduct 1 match
Round 16, 2007 Wrestling Withdrawn


Lists
VFL

Notes
Also wore number 56 while on the Supplementary List

Media
"Scary times for young Dee" - Herald Sun 22/07/2000

Links
melbfc.com.au profile - 2001
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 18 December 2016 13:21:45 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 22)

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