David Thorpe (footballer)

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David Thorpe
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-05-30) 30 May 1948 (age 68)
Original team(s) North Footscray
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1965–1973 Footscray 151 0(79)
1974–1976 Richmond 027 0(24)
Total 178 (103)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Thorpe (born 30 May 1948) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray and Richmond in the VFL.

A centreman, Thorpe played with Footscray from 1965 to 1973. He won the Charles Sutton Medal for the club's best and fairest player in 1968 and 1972. Thorpe missed out on the award in 1969 despite polling well in the Brownlow Medal, finishing the count in 6th position. From that season, until 1972, he represented Victoria at interstate football. For his performance in the 1972 Perth Carnival he earned All Australian selection.

Thorpe transferred to Richmond in 1974 and was a member of that season's premiership team, defeating North Melbourne in the grand final.

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