Geoff Blethyn

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Geoff Blethyn
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-10-28) 28 October 1950 (age 64)
Original team St Andrew's
Height/Weight 183 cm / 80 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1968-1972
1973-1975
1976
1977
Essendon
Claremont
Essendon
Port Adelaide
70 (177)
33 00(?)
14 0(39)
11 0(13)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1977 season.

Geoff Blethyn (born 28 October 1950) is a former leading Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL), Claremont in the Western Australian Football League (WAFL) and Port Adelaide in the South Australian Football League (SANFL).

A full-forward, Blethyn had a slim frame and wore glasses on the field. He kicked four goals in Essendon's 1968 Grand Final loss to Carlton and had his most prolific game up forward when he kicked 11 goals against Footscray during the 1972 VFL season. It had been a record breaking year for Blethyn, he finished it with 107 goals and he had been the first Essendon player since John Coleman in 1950 to kick over 100 in a season. He however missed out on the Coleman Medal to Collingwood's Peter McKenna who kicked 130 goals for the season.

The following season Blethyn left for WAFL club Claremont but returned to Essendon in 1976 where he topped their goalkicking with 39 goals. It was the third time Blethyn had finished a season as Essendon's top goalkicker, having done so in 1970 and 1972.

Blethyn left Essendon for good in 1977 when he transferred to SANFL club Port Adelaide and that season played in the only premiership side of his career.

Blethyn currently lives in Adelaide and works as a property advisor.[1]

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