Keith Warburton

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Keith Warburton
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-06-07)7 June 1929
Original team(s) Brighton (VFA)
Debut Round 1, 1951, Carlton
vs. Hawthorn, at Princes Park
Height / weight 178cm, 79 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1955 Carlton 74 (91)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Keith Warburton (born 7 June 1929) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Warburton first played senior football for the Brighton Football Club in the Victorian Football Association. He was a member of Brighton's sole premiership team in 1948, and kicked three goals in the Grand Final;[1] and, he was the Association's leading goalkicker in 1949, kicking 101 goals.[2] Altogether, Warburton played 90 games for Brighton, and kicked 317 goals.[3]

Warburton moved to the Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League, and made his debut in Round 1 of the 1951 season. He received a heavy knock during a game in 1952 and was rushed to hospital after collapsing at a dance after the game. He was eventually forced to retire in 1955 due to ongoing problems as a result of that knock.


  1. ^ Follower (11 October 1948). "Courage and stamina gave Brighton win". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 8. 
  2. ^ Jack Oates (3 October 1949). "Williamstown's lucky win in see-saw finish". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 24. 
  3. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 156 

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