Barry Goodingham

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Barry Goodingham
Personal information
Full name Barry Goodingham
Date of birth (1945-05-09) 9 May 1945 (age 71)
Original team(s) Edithvale-Aspendale
Height / weight 199 cm / 99 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
North Melbourne
South Melbourne
158 (47)
030 (12)
188 (59)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1977.

Barry Goodingham (born 9 May 1945) was a regular first ruckman for the North Melbourne Football Club and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Nicknamed 'Lurch',[1] due to his resemblance to the butler in the television sitcom The Addams Family, he captained North Melbourne in 1971.[2]

Recruited from Edithvale-Aspendale, he was selected in North Melbourne's first Premiership team in 1975, but appeared only briefly to replace Mick Nolan late in the last quarter.[1] He enjoys a life membership of the North Melbourne Football Club.[3]

Goodingham finished his VFL career with a two-year stint at South Melbourne, traded in a deal that sent Peter Keenan to North Melbourne.[4] He then went to South Australia and played for three years for Woodville, the last two as playing coach.


  1. ^ a b Wade, Doug (29 Sep 1975). "Flag is a dream come true". The Age. p. 22. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  2. ^ NMFC Honour Roll
  3. ^ NMFC Life Members
  4. ^ Phillips, Stephen (13 Oct 1978). "Demons keen on Crackers". The Age. p. 32. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 

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