Ray Nilsson

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Ray Nilsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-11-26)26 November 1938
Original team(s) Melbourne U-19s
Debut Round 8, 1960, Melbourne
vs. Footscray, at the MCG
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1960–1963 Melbourne 41 (44)
1964–1965 South Melbourne 21 (10)
Total 62 (54)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1965.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ray Nilsson (born 26 November 1938) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and South Melbourne in the VFL during the early 1960s.

Nilsson was used as a rover and in the forward pocket at Melbourne but played as a wingman when he crossed to South Melbourne in 1964. He had been a member of Melbourne's 1960 premiership team, coming off the bench. A good performer in finals football, he kicked a career high four goals in the 1962 Semi Final against Carlton at the MCG.


  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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