Denis Banks

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Denis Banks
Personal information
Full name Denis Banks
Date of birth (1959-06-16) 16 June 1959 (age 57)
Original team(s) East Reservoir
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Centre half forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1991 Collingwood 166 (111)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Denis Banks (born 16 June 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the VFL/AFL.

Banks was from East Reservoir and played as a centre-half-forward, but injuries prevented him from developing into a key position player. He made his debut in 1979 and played in the losing Grand Final side for the Magpies. In 1984 he won a spot in the VFL's Team of the Year.

Banks was nearing the end of his career in 1990, but played another season and won a premiership medal in the drought-breaking Grand Final for Collingwood. He retired in 1991, a year after premiership success. Banks was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2007.

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