|Date of birth||7 June 1929|
|Original team(s)||Brighton (VFA)|
|Debut||Round 1, 1951, Carlton
vs. Hawthorn, at Princes Park
|Height / weight||178cm, 79 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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; and, he was the Association's leading goalkicker in 1949, kicking 101 goals. Altogether, Warburton played 90 games for Brighton, and kicked 317 goals.
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.
- Follower (11 October 1948). "Courage and stamina gave Brighton win". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 8.
- Jack Oates (3 October 1949). "Williamstown's lucky win in see-saw finish". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 24.
- Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 156
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