Paul Vinar

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Paul Vinar
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-03-24)24 March 1940
Place of birth Czechoslovakia
Date of death 20 May 2009(2009-05-20) (aged 69)
Place of death Tasmania, Australia
Original team(s) Barwon
Debut 15 June 1959, Geelong
vs. Carlton, at Kardinia Park
Height / weight 188 cm / 83 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1959–1966 Geelong 132 (45)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Paul "Swede" Vinar (24 March 1940 – 20 May 2009) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the 1960s. Vinar was born in Czechoslovakia, and moved to Geelong in Australia with his mother and four brothers after his father was killed in World War II.[1] He began playing for the Geelong Football Club's under-19s, and made his VFL debut on 15 June 1959, aged 19, against Carlton at Kardinia Park.

Vinar was a utility player, often used at full back or in the ruck. He was a follower in the club's 1963 premiership side.


  1. ^ Craven, Denis (21 May 2009). "Tributes flow for big-kicking Cat Paul Vinar". Geelong Advertiser. Archived from the original on 30 May 2009. 

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