John Blakey

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John Blakey
Personal information
Full name John Blakey
Date of birth (1966-07-24) 24 July 1966 (age 48)
Original team East Doncaster
Height/Weight 187 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985 – 1992
1993 – 2002
Total -
North Melbourne
135 0(38)
224 0(72)
359 (110)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2005 Brisbane Lions 1 (0-1-0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2002 season.

John Blakey (born 24 July 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League.

Recruited from East Doncaster, Victoria, Blakey debuted for the Fitzroy Football Club in 1985, and went on to be used in a variety of midfield positions. He went on to play 135 games (for 38 goals) with the Fitzroy Lions until 1992. He switched to the North Melbourne Football Club in 1993 and went on to be a stalwart for the club. He played in the 1996 and 1999 premiership sides and went on to play 224 games for 72 goals until he retired in 2002 at 36 years of age.[1]

He represented Victoria in State of Origin in 1998.

Following his retirement Blakey became the assistant coach at the Brisbane Lions, and coached the team in the absence of Leigh Matthews (whose mother had died) for one game in Round 18, 2005.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2003). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (5th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 57. ISBN 1-74095-032-1.