John Townsend (footballer)

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John Townsend
Personal information
Full name John Townsend
Date of birth (1943-06-16)16 June 1943
Original team(s) St Pat's College
Height / weight 171 cm / 66 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962–1972 Melbourne 153 (182)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

John Townsend (born 16 June 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Originally from Sale, Townsend came to Melbourne and made his league debut in 1962. He played as a rover and was handy near goals, topping the club's goalkicking in their premiership season of 1964 with 35 of them. Townsend won Melbourne's Best and Fairest award in both 1965 and 1969. He finished his career in the Victorian Football Association with Prahran.

Playing statistics[edit]

[1]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1962 Melbourne 16 6 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1963 Melbourne 16 19 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1964 Melbourne 16 20 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1965 Melbourne 16 18 34 26 295 42 337 63 N/A 1.9 1.4 16.4 2.3 18.7 3.5 N/A
1966 Melbourne 16 1 0 1 11 2 13 1 N/A 0.0 1.0 11.0 2.0 13.0 1.0 N/A
1967 Melbourne 16 6 5 7 75 31 106 16 N/A 0.8 1.2 12.5 5.2 17.7 2.7 N/A
1968 Melbourne 16 16 15 11 254 62 316 53 N/A 0.9 0.7 15.9 3.9 19.8 3.3 N/A
1969 Melbourne 16 20 16 29 416 68 484 97 N/A 0.8 1.5 20.8 3.4 24.2 4.9 N/A
1970 Melbourne 16 17 14 20 265 48 313 63 N/A 0.8 1.2 15.6 2.8 18.4 3.7 N/A
1971 Melbourne 16 18 25 28 301 87 388 80 N/A 1.4 1.6 16.7 4.8 21.6 4.4 N/A
1972 Melbourne 16 12 9 12 152 44 196 48 N/A 0.8 1.0 12.7 3.7 16.3 4.0 N/A
Career 153 182 134 1769 384 2153 421 N/A 1.2 1.2 16.4 3.6 19.9 3.9 N/A

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