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 -
Fitzroy
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.

Statistics[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

[2]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1985 Fitzroy 54 4 0 1 21 21 42 7 0.0 0.3 5.3 5.3 10.5 1.8
1986 Fitzroy 18 23 2 3 166 135 301 66 0.1 0.1 7.2 5.9 13.1 2.9
1987 Fitzroy 18 11 2 0 67 64 131 24 12 0.2 0.0 6.1 5.8 11.9 2.2 1.1
1988 Fitzroy 18 20 6 7 198 159 357 87 24 0.3 0.4 9.9 8.0 17.9 4.4 1.2
1989 Fitzroy 18 20 7 5 216 136 352 66 28 0.4 0.3 10.8 6.8 17.6 3.3 1.4
1990 Fitzroy 18 19 6 6 205 129 334 67 20 0.3 0.3 10.8 6.8 17.6 3.5 1.1
1991 Fitzroy 18 20 8 11 210 142 352 59 23 0.4 0.6 10.5 7.1 17.6 3.0 1.2
1992 Fitzroy 18 18 7 13 181 109 290 66 38 0.4 0.7 10.1 6.1 16.1 3.7 2.1
1993 North Melbourne 12 17 3 4 144 87 231 38 22 0.2 0.2 8.5 5.1 13.6 2.2 1.3
1994 North Melbourne 12 24 8 7 222 129 351 72 33 0.3 0.3 9.3 5.4 14.6 3.0 1.4
1995 North Melbourne 12 25 11 13 236 151 387 92 27 0.4 0.5 9.4 6.0 15.5 3.7 1.1
1996 North Melbourne 12 24 9 12 225 129 354 74 33 0.4 0.5 9.4 5.4 14.8 3.1 1.4
1997 North Melbourne 12 24 6 9 218 107 325 70 33 0.3 0.4 9.1 4.5 13.5 2.9 1.4
1998 North Melbourne 12 25 10 12 258 118 376 97 27 0.4 0.5 10.3 4.7 15.0 3.9 1.1
1999 Kangaroos 12 25 11 3 271 118 389 101 17 0.4 0.1 10.8 4.7 15.6 4.0 0.7
2000 Kangaroos 12 25 10 8 299 158 457 128 26 0.4 0.3 12.0 6.3 18.3 5.1 1.0
2001 Kangaroos 12 22 1 5 225 189 414 119 18 0.0 0.2 10.2 8.6 18.8 5.4 0.8
2002 Kangaroos 12 13 3 0 62 62 124 35 14 0.2 0.0 4.8 4.8 9.5 2.7 1.1
Career 359 110 119 3424 2143 5567 1268 395 0.3 0.3 9.5 6.0 15.5 3.5 1.2

Coaching statistics[edit]

[3]
Season Team Games Coached Wins Losses Draws Points % Ladder Position League Teams
2005* Brisbane Lions 1 0 1 0 0.0%
Career totals 1 0 1 0 0.00%

* = Caretaker Coach

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ John Blakey's player profile at AFL Tables
  3. ^ John Blakey's coaching profile at AFL Tables