Ken Greenwood

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Ken Greenwood
Personal information
Full name Ken Greenwood
Date of birth (1941-12-15) 15 December 1941 (age 73)
Original team(s) South Bendigo
Height/Weight 188 cm / 96 kg
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962–66
1967–72
Total –
Carlton
Footscray
55 (19)
73 (7)
128 (26)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1972 season.

Ken Greenwood (born 15 December 1941) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

A ruckman, Greenwood was recruited from South Bendigo and was an understudy to John Nicholls during his time at Carlton. In just his eighth league game, Greenwood appeared in the 1962 VFL Grand Final, which Carlton lost. He never established a regular place in the team until 1964 but even then received limited game time due to Nicholls.

Greenwood, after trying to get a clearance to Melbourne, was given to Footscray in order to keep Ian Robertson, who was part of Footscray's recruitment zone, at Carlton. In 1967, his first season, Greenwood was runner up in the 'Best and Fairest' to John Jillard by one vote. His VFL career ended in 1972 when he badly injured his knee and he spent the 1973 season as captain-coach of Preston.

References[edit]

  • Ken Greenwood's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.