John Yeates

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John Yeates
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-08-30) 30 August 1938 (age 78)
Original team(s) West Gambier
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1965 Geelong 86 (76)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
Sources: AFL Tables,

John Yeates (born 30 August 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Geelong's captain in 1961 and 1962,[1] Yeates was a member of their premiership side in 1963 and kicked two goals in the grand final.

He later played and coached West Gambier Football Club in the Western Border Football League.[2]

His son Mark played at Geelong in the 1980s and became famous for his part in the 1989 VFL Grand Final.


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