Carl Ditterich

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Carl Ditterich
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 71)
Original team(s) East Brighton
Debut Round 1, 20 April 1963, St Kilda
vs. Melbourne, at Junction Oval
Height / weight 194 cm / 96 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1963–1972
1973–1975
1976–1978
1979–1980
Total -
St Kilda
Melbourne
St Kilda
Melbourne
153 (123)
053 0(35)
050 0(33)
029 00(8)
285 (199)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1979–1980 Melbourne 44 (11–33–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1980.
Career highlights

Carl Ditterich (born 10 October 1945) is a retired Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and Melbourne in the VFL. He also coached Melbourne for two years, as a playing coach.

Ditterich, known as the "Blonde Bombshell", made an impressive debut as a 17-year-old for St Kilda against Melbourne in the opening round of the 1963 VFL season, with his speed, high leaping and endurance noted.[1][2]

He became a tough ruckman and often appeared at the VFL Tribunal, in particular missing St Kilda's only premiership victory in 1966 through suspension.[3] He transferred to Melbourne under the short-lived 10-year rule in 1973,[4] before returning to St Kilda in 1976, due to his six-year deal being too expensive for Melbourne to continue.[5] In 1979 he switched again to Melbourne to become their captain-coach for two years;[6] during this period, the Demons suffered the worst defeat in VFL/AFL history, losing to Fitzroy by 190 points in Round 17, 1979.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
Totals Averages (per game)
1963 St Kilda 10 17 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1964 St Kilda 10 17 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1965 St Kilda 10 13 8 13 199 28 227 70 N/A N/A 0.6 1.0 15.3 2.2 17.5 5.4 N/A N/A
1966 St Kilda 10 12 9 13 167 36 203 41 N/A 116 0.8 1.1 13.9 3.0 16.9 3.4 N/A 10.5
1967 St Kilda 10 12 18 18 169 19 188 49 N/A 185 1.5 1.5 14.1 1.6 15.7 4.1 N/A 15.4
1968 St Kilda 10 20 5 9 317 71 388 123 N/A 335 0.3 0.5 15.9 3.6 19.4 6.2 N/A 16.8
1969 St Kilda 10 8 16 8 90 20 110 39 N/A 59 2.0 1.0 11.3 2.5 13.8 4.9 N/A 7.4
1970 St Kilda 10 16 14 13 202 56 258 94 N/A 96 0.9 0.8 12.6 3.5 16.1 5.9 N/A 6.0
1971 St Kilda 10 16 23 12 233 50 283 91 N/A 137 1.4 0.8 14.6 3.1 17.7 5.7 N/A 8.6
1972 St Kilda 10 22 22 14 317 101 418 127 N/A 241 1.0 0.6 14.4 4.6 19.0 5.8 N/A 12.0
1973 Melbourne 10 22 5 13 256 44 300 96 N/A 298 0.2 0.6 11.6 2.0 13.6 4.4 N/A 13.5
1974 Melbourne 10 19 12 9 214 78 292 79 N/A 8 0.6 0.5 11.3 4.1 15.4 4.2 N/A 8.0
1975 Melbourne 10 12 18 6 114 57 171 34 N/A 18 1.5 0.6 10.4 5.2 15.5 3.1 N/A 3.6
1976 St Kilda 10 18 11 3 154 72 226 51 N/A 203 0.6 0.2 8.6 4.0 12.6 2.8 N/A 11.3
1977 St Kilda 10 11 6 4 83 39 122 27 N/A 99 0.5 0.4 7.5 3.5 11.1 2.5 N/A 9.0
1978 St Kilda 10 21 16 13 172 80 252 60 N/A 197 0.8 0.7 8.2 3.8 12.0 2.9 N/A 10.4
1979 Melbourne 10 17 6 4 178 103 281 70 N/A 175 0.4 0.2 10.5 6.1 16.5 4.1 N/A 10.3
1980 Melbourne 10 12 2 6 76 76 152 28 N/A 122 0.2 0.5 6.3 6.3 12.7 2.3 N/A 10.2
Career 285 199 158 2941 930 3871 1079 N/A 2289 0.7 0.6 11.8 3.7 15.5 4.3 N/A 11.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ditterich the Star Among League Recruits". The Age. 22 April 1963. p. 22. 
  2. ^ Carter, Ron (22 April 1963). "Courageous Saints Show Up Several Demon Faults". The Age. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "Ditterich Suspended: 6 games". The Age. 24 August 1966. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Carl will lift us into the five". The Age. 12 February 1973. p. 20. 
  5. ^ Sheahan, Mike (30 December 1975). "Ditterich may lead Saints". The Age. p. 18. 
  6. ^ Sheahan, Mike (18 January 1979). "Carl on way to coach Demons". The Age. p. 28. 
  7. ^ Brodie, Will (1 August 2011). "Demon legends disappointed by coach sacking". The Age. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 

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