List of VFL debuts in 1979

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This is a listing of Australian rules footballers who made their senior debut for an Victorian Football League (VFL) club in 1979.

Debuts[edit]

Name Club Age at debut Round debuted Games Goals Notes
Johnston, WayneWayne Johnston Carlton 21 years, 102 days 3[1] 209 283
Marcou, AlexAlex Marcou Carlton 20 years, 268 days 1[2] 134 148
Klomp, RobbertRobbert Klomp Carlton 23 years, 321 days 1[3] 84 17
Francis, PeterPeter Francis Carlton 21 years, 74 days 1[4] 47 15
Jez, MichaelMichael Jez Carlton 25 years, 72 days 20[5] 2 0
Daicos, PeterPeter Daicos Collingwood 17 years, 220 days 4[6] 250 549
Banks, DenisDenis Banks Collingwood 19 years, 337 days 7[7] 166 111
Davis, CraigCraig Davis Collingwood 24 years, 187 days 1[8] 102 251 Previously played for Carlton and North Melbourne. Father of Nick Davis.
Twomey, DavidDavid Twomey Collingwood 18 years, 150 days 16[9] 63 14
Hannebery, MarkMark Hannebery Collingwood 21 years, 237 days 9[10] 61 23
Ohlsen, RussellRussell Ohlsen Collingwood 23 years, 141 days 3[11] 50 22 Previously played for Carlton.
Brewer, RossRoss Brewer Collingwood 25 years, 347 days 14[12] 47 85 Previously played for Melbourne. Brother of Ian Brewer.
Edwards, AllanAllan Edwards Collingwood 21 years, 251 days 16[13] 35 45 Previously played for Richmond. Grandson of Frank Aked, son of Arthur Edwards and father of Jake Edwards.
Woolnough, MichaelMichael Woolnough Collingwood 26 years, 202 days 2[14] 24 8 Previously played for Geelong. Father of Marc Woolnough.
Young, DavidDavid Young Collingwood 25 years, 150 days 22[15] 18 12 Previously played for South Melbourne.
Valli, BillBill Valli Collingwood 28 years, 356 days 1[16] 17 17
Dreher, MarkMark Dreher Collingwood 18 years, 154 days 20[17] 15 0
Austen, GeoffGeoff Austen Collingwood 25 years, 176 days 1[18] 13 3 Previously played for Fitzroy.
Roach, StephenStephen Roach Collingwood 20 years, 291 days 1[19] 4 0 Previously played for Richmond.
Warren, MickMick Warren Collingwood 20 years, 46 days 1[20] 3 0
Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey North Melbourne 30 years, 136 days 1[21] 122 39 Won 1975 Brownlow Medal. Previously played for Footscray.
Bryant, KevinKevin Bryant North Melbourne 24 years, 89 days 1[22] 58 38
Ebert, RussellRussell Ebert North Melbourne 29 years, 289 days 1[23] 25 15 Four time Magarey Medallist. Father of Brett Ebert
Bond, ShaneShane Bond North Melbourne 24 years, 305 days 3[24] 9 8 Previously played for Collingwood
Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy North Melbourne 29 years, 215 days 12[25] 9 8 Previously played for Fitzroy and South Melbourne. Father of Marc Murphy
Cornes, GrahamGraham Cornes North Melbourne 31 years, 7 days 1[26] 5 10 Won Tassie Medal in 1980. Father of Chad and Kane Cornes
Harris, LeonLeon Harris Fitzroy 20 years, 177 days 5[27] 186 101
Poynton, MichaelMichael Poynton Fitzroy 17 years, 348 days 4[28] 52 66
Richardson, MaxMax Richardson Fitzroy 30 years, 104 days 1[29] 30 41 Previously played for Collingwood. Brother of Wayne Richardson
Higgins, KevinKevin Higgins Fitzroy 28 years, 46 days 1[30] 25 0 Previously played for Geelong
Bramley, MalcolmMalcolm Bramley Fitzroy 20 years, 56 days 1[31] 5 2
MacLeod, KeithKeith MacLeod Fitzroy 20 years, 091 days 1[32] 2 0
Kellett, MarkMark Kellett St Kilda 18 years, 324 days 11[33] 55 7
Nettlefold, MichaelMichael Nettlefold St Kilda 19 years, 351 days 15[34] 43 13
Cross, AndrewAndrew Cross St Kilda 18 years, 099 days 16[35] 31 31
Herbert, DeanDean Herbert St Kilda 23 years, 157 days 13[36] 22 23
Scott, MalcolmMalcolm Scott St Kilda 21 years, 087 days 14[37] 10 26
Granger, DavidDavid Granger St Kilda 24 years, 123 days 8[38] 3 1
Sinclair, AllanAllan Sinclair St Kilda 25 years, 326 days 5[39] 2 1 Previously played for Fitzroy
Ross, DeanDean Ross St Kilda 24 years, 150 days 11[40] 2 1
Lugg, GaryGary Lugg St Kilda 21 years, 25 days 13[41] 1 0
Wright, StephenStephen Wright South Melbourne 18 years, 81 days 8[42] 246 247
Roberts, IanIan Roberts South Melbourne 22 years, 88 days 13[43] 157 33
Ackerly, DavidDavid Ackerly South Melbourne 18 years, 194 days 10[44] 138 12
Kruse, MaxMax Kruse South Melbourne 20 years, 244 days 13[45] 126 32
Carroll, WayneWayne Carroll South Melbourne 21 years, 114 days 15[46] 123 57 Brother of Dennis Carroll
Thompson, LenLen Thompson South Melbourne 31 years, 223 days 8[47] 20 39 Winner of Brownlow Medal in 1972. Previously played for Collingwood
Fraser, MarkMark Fraser South Melbourne 19 years, 245 days 9[48] 20 1
Koop, DougDoug Koop South Melbourne 19 years, 13 days 18[49] 15 15
Hummel, JonJon Hummel South Melbourne 22 years, 84 days 4[50] 14 20 Previously played for Richmond
Murphy, DaleDale Murphy South Melbourne 19 years, 334 days 18[51] 12 0
Cumming, DarylDaryl Cumming South Melbourne 27 years, 327 days 1[52] 11 4 Previously played for Richmond, Melbourne and North Melbourne
Lamb, RobertRobert Lamb South Melbourne 24 years, 136 days 9[53] 7 10 Previously played for Richmond
Williams, GarryGarry Williams South Melbourne 22 years, 225 days 13[54] 3 0
Tarpey, HowardHoward Tarpey South Melbourne 21 years, 155 days 22[55] 1 0
Healy, GerardGerard Healy Melbourne 18 years, 037 days 1[56] 130 189 Won Brownlow Medal in 1988. Brother of Greg Healy
Giles, PeterPeter Giles Melbourne 20 years, 357 days 9[57] 124 32
O'Donnell, KellyKelly O'Donnell Melbourne 18 years, 156 days 3[58] 80 67
Elshaug, TonyTony Elshaug Melbourne 19 years, 37 days 21[59] 66 92
Clayton, CameronCameron Clayton Melbourne 22 years, 110 days 8[60] 44 18 Previously played for Richmond
Elliott, RobertRobert Elliott Melbourne 25 years, 352 days 2[61] 43 8 Previously played for St Kilda. Brother of Glenn Elliott
Gordon, WayneWayne Gordon Melbourne 25 years, 271 days 8[62] 34 5 Previously played for Collingwood
Martyn, TonyTony Martyn Melbourne 22 years, 29 days 1[63] 32 5
Durnan, JimJim Durnan Melbourne 19 years, 066 days 12[64] 26 2
Elliott, GlennGlenn Elliott Melbourne 28 years, 235 days 1[65] 15 11 Previously played for St Kilda. Brother of Robert Elliott
Carman, PhilPhil Carman Melbourne 28 years, 215 days 1[66] 11 23 Previously played for Collingwood
Whitford, DonDon Whitford Melbourne 22 years, 161 days 4[67] 10 3 Previously played for Fitzroy
Elliott, BruceBruce Elliott Melbourne 22 years, 279 days 5[68] 5 0
Wallace, JohnJohn Wallace Melbourne 19 years, 232 days 3[69] 2 0
Dellamarta, JohnJohn Dellamarta Melbourne 24 years, 242 days 4[70] 2 1 Previously played for Collingwood
Gull, StewartStewart Gull Melbourne 27 years, 319 days 7[71] 2 1 Previously played for South Melbourne
Bos, MarkMark Bos Geelong 18 years, 288 days 6[72] 195 16
Mossop, JohnJohn Mossop Geelong 19 years, 297 days 1[73] 134 87
Featherby, PeterPeter Featherby Geelong 27 years, 186 days 11[74] 93 79 Previously played for Footscray
Johnston, PeterPeter Johnston Geelong 21 years, 166 days 4[75] 92 108 Previously played for Melbourne
Middlemiss, GlennGlenn Middlemiss Geelong 22 years, 303 days 1[76] 34 29
Burns, JohnJohn Burns Geelong 29 years, 240 days 1[77] 17 10 Previously played for North Melbourne
Bortolotto, MarioMario Bortolotto Geelong 21 years, 362 days 12[78] 14 2
Durnan, JohnJohn Durnan Geelong 21 years, 284 days 3[79] 1 0
Nichols, GregGreg Nichols Geelong 20 years, 224 days 20[80] 1 0
Rowlings, BarryBarry Rowlings Richmond 28 years, 257 days 5[81] 152 117 Previously played for Hawthorn
Landy, GraemeGraeme Landy Richmond 25 years, 065 days 18[82] 120 38 Previously played for Geelong
Wiley, RobertRobert Wiley Richmond 24 years, 14 days 1[83] 95 127
Mount, StephenStephen Mount Richmond 19 years, 33 days 1[84] 31 9
Williams, ShaneShane Williams Richmond 19 years, 308 days 11[85] 27 14
Williams, PeterPeter Williams Richmond 21 years, 149 days 6[86] 7 1
Considine, CraigCraig Considine Richmond 20 years, 19 days 14[87] 7 1
Kershaw, KimKim Kershaw Richmond 20 years, 100 days 5[88] 5 0
Oborne, RodRod Oborne Richmond 25 years, 304 days 14[89] 5 7 Previously played for Collingwood. Father of Brad Oborne.
Bain, FrankFrank Bain Richmond 19 years, 315 days 3[90] 2 0
Trotter, BarrieBarrie Trotter Richmond 19 years, 134 days 13[91] 2 0
Cordy, NeilNeil Cordy Footscray 20 years, 6 days 2[92] 139 28 Brother of Brian and Graeme Cordy
McKenna, MichaelMichael McKenna Footscray 18 years, 115 days 17[93] 102 55
Berry, BillBill Berry Footscray 21 years, 354 days 11[94] 43 18 Previously played for Essendon.
Cowton, GaryGary Cowton Footscray 26 years, 98 days 1[95] 40 4 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Loveless, ShaneShane Loveless Footscray 20 years, 123 days 1[96] 28 72
Moylan, JohnJohn Moylan Footscray 26 years, 114 days 5[97] 21 1 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Hoffmann, StevenSteven Hoffmann Footscray 27 years, 198 days 1[98] 11 5 Previously played for South Melbourne.
Bristow, NeilNeil Bristow Footscray 23 years, 135 days 1[99] 10 4
Williams, MarkMark Williams Footscray 21 years, 203 days 15[100] 5 1 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Polson, GordonGordon Polson Footscray 20 years, 123 days 17[101] 5 1
Peers, RobbieRobbie Peers Footscray 23 years, 196 days 4[102] 3 0
Walsh, ShaneShane Walsh Footscray 20 years, 129 days 19[103] 2 1
Kennedy, JohnJohn Kennedy Hawthorn 19 years, 171 days 6[104] 241 210 Son of John Kennedy Sr.. Father of Josh P. Kennedy.
Turner, MarkMark Turner Hawthorn 19 years, 084 days 14[105] 35 6
Moore, TerryTerry Moore Hawthorn 27 years, 272 days 5[106] 21 10 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Polkinghorne, RobertRobert Polkinghorne Hawthorn 21 years, 88 days 8[107] 5 0
McFaull, BrendanBrendan McFaull Hawthorn 21 years, 341 days 2[108] 2 1
Williams, DarrenDarren Williams Essendon 18 years, 204 days 5[109] 109 94
Dunell, FrankFrank Dunell Essendon 21 years, 93 days 11[110] 100 57
Daniher, NealeNeale Daniher Essendon 18 years, 44 days 3[111] 82 32 Brother of Terry, Anthony and Chris Daniher
Reid, AlanAlan Reid Essendon 23 years, 61 days 3[112] 52 18
Keenan, PeterPeter Keenan Essendon 27 years, 358 days 3[113] 31 17 Previously played for Melbourne and North Melbourne
Day, BarryBarry Day Essendon 25 years, 32 days 3[114] 15 15
Barbary, CraigCraig Barbary Essendon 18 years, 291 days 4[115] 8 5
Steel, KelvinKelvin Steel Essendon 24 years, 30 days 14[116] 6 0 Previously played for Hawthorn
Hyde, RobertRobert Hyde Essendon 24 years, 311 days EF[117] 1 0 Previously played for Collingwood

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Robbert Klomp statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
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  46. ^ "Wayne Carroll statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  47. ^ "Len Thompson statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  48. ^ "Mark Fraser statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  49. ^ "Doug Koop statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  50. ^ "Jon Hummel statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  51. ^ "Dale Murphy statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  52. ^ "Daryl Cumming statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
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