Keith Warburton

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Keith Warburton
Personal information
Date of birth 7 June 1929
Original team Brighton (VFA)
Debut Round 1, 1951, Carlton
v. Hawthorn, at Princes Park
Height/Weight 178cm, 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951-1955 Carlton 74 (91)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1955 season.

Keith Warburton (born 7 June 1929) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Warburton first played senior football for the Brighton Football Club in the Victorian Football Association. He was a member of Brighton's sole premiership team in 1948, and kicked three goals in the Grand Final;[1] and, he was the Association's leading goalkicker in 1949, kicking 101 goals.[1]

Warburton moved to the Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League, and made his debut in Round 1 of the 1951 season. He received a heavy knock during a game in 1952 and was rushed to hospital after collapsing at a dance after the game. He was eventually forced to retire in 1955 due to ongoing problems as a result of that knock.

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  1. ^ a b Follower (11 October 1948). "Courage and stamina gave Brighton win". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 8. 

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