Neil Crompton (footballer)
|Date of birth||16 August 1937|
|Place of birth||Dandenong|
|Height/Weight||178 cm / 79 kg|
Melbourne (1957–60, 1962–66)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1966 season.
Crompton usually played in the back pocket and thus didn't kick many goals however it is for a goal he kicked in Melbourne's 1964 Grand Final win over Collingwood that he is most remembered for. With Melbourne trailing and just minutes remaining in the game, Crompton had followed his Collingwood opponent up the ground and managed to pick up a loose ball in front of goal. He kicked the ball low towards goal and it floated through for his only goal of the season and gave Melbourne the lead. It was the last goal of the match.
He also played cricket for Victoria during the early part of his career, appearing in 45 first class games for them between 1957 and 1962.
- "Gabbo's Run In Vain". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
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