David Thorpe (footballer)
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|Date of birth||30 May 1948|
|Original team(s)||North Footscray|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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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