Fred Green (footballer)

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Fred Green
Personal information
Full name Frederick John Green
Date of birth 6 March 1921
Date of death 7 January 1983(1983-01-07) (aged 61)
Original team(s) Brunswick United
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–41, 1943, 1946 Essendon 049 0(7)
1947–51 St Kilda 067 0(9)
Total 116 (16)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1951 St Kilda 18 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1951.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Frederick John Green[1] (6 March 1921 – 7 January 1983)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon and St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[3]

Although he was not as tall as other ruckmen, Green was an effective knock ruckman during his career and also spent some time as a defender. He played in Essendon's losing 1941 Grand Final team and left the club in 1944 due to Naval commitments. Stationed in Canberra, Green captained the Navy side which competed in the CANFL and led them to the 1944 premiership. He continued playing in 1945 and won a Mulrooney Medal as the league's 'Best and fairest' player. Green returned to Essendon in 1946 before crossing to St Kilda the following season. He celebrated his 100th VFL game with a five-point win over Fitzroy in 1950. Green captained St Kilda from 1949 to 1950 and was their playing coach in 1951.


  2. ^ "Fred Green - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Past Player Profiles - G (Green, Fred J.)". Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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