Carl Ditterich

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Carl Ditterich
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 68)
Original team East Brighton
Debut Round 1, 20 April 1963, St Kilda
v. Melbourne, at Junction Oval
Height/Weight 194 cm / 96 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963–1972
1973–1975
1976–1978
1979–1980
Total -
St Kilda
Melbourne
St Kilda
Melbourne
153 (123)
053 0(35)
050 0(33)
029 00(8)
285 (199)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1979–1980 Melbourne 44 (11-33-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1980 season.
Career highlights

Carl Ditterich (born 10 October 1945) is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL.

Ditterich, known as the "Blonde Bombshell", made a sensational best-on-ground debut for St Kilda against Melbourne in 1963, when he was said to have run around like a gazelle. He became a tough ruckman and often appeared at the VFL Tribunal, missing the 1966 Grand Final through suspension. He transferred to Melbourne under the short-lived 10-year rule, where he became captain-coach for two years.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Stan Alves
Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medallist
1973
Succeeded by
Laurie Fowler
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Greg Wells
Melbourne Football Club Captain
1979–1980
Succeeded by
Robert Flower
Preceded by
Dennis Jones
Coach of the Melbourne Football Club
1979–1980
Succeeded by
Ron Barassi