Mark Dawson (footballer)

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Mark Dawson
Personal information
Full name Mark Dawson
Date of birth (1953-08-22) 22 August 1953 (age 63)
Original team(s) St Dominic's
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Position(s) Utility
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972–78 North Melbourne 59 (58)
1979 Port Adelaide 19 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1979.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Mark Dawson (born 22 August 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1970s.

Dawson was recruited to North Melbourne from St Dominic's and struggled to make regular appearances in the seniors due to the quality within the side. He had his best year in 1976 when he kicked 26 goals and was a rover in the 1976 VFL Grand Final loss to Hawthorn. Despite playing in the winning 1978 Preliminary Final team he was dropped for the Grand Final and never played VFL football again.

After turning down an offer from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Woodville Football Club, Dawson was traded by North Melbourne to fellow SANFL club Port Adelaide in 1979 in return for Russell Ebert.[1]


  1. ^ Sheahan, M, "$50,000 - Roos price for Ebert", The Age, 19 February 1979, p. 18.

External links[edit]

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