John Townsend (footballer)

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John Townsend
Personal information
Date of birth 16 June 1943
Original team St Pat's College
Height/Weight 171 cm / 66 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962-1972 Melbourne 153 (182)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1972 season.

John Townsend (born 16 June 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the VFL.

Originally from Sale, Townsend came to Melbourne and made his league debut in 1962. He played as a rover and was handy near goals, topping the club's goalkicking in their premiership season of 1964 with 35 of them. Townsend won Melbourne's Best and Fairest award in both 1965 and 1969. He finished his career in the VFA with Prahran.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ron Barassi
Ray Groom
Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medallist
1965
1969
Succeeded by
Terry Leahy
Frank Davis
Preceded by
Barry Bourke
Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker
1964-1965
Succeeded by
Barrie Vagg