Terry Leahy (footballer)

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Terry Leahy
Personal information
Full name Terry Leahy
Date of birth 12 October 1946
Date of death 29 November 2002(2002-11-29) (aged 56)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1966–1967 Melbourne 26 0(8)
1968–1970 South Melbourne 39 0(9)
Total 65 (17)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1970.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Terry Leahy (12 October 1946 – 29 November 2002)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and South Melbourne in the VFL. His brothers John and Brian also played with Melbourne.

Australian rules football career[edit]

On Monday, 25 April 1966, Terry Leahy made his VFL debut in Melbourne's Round 1 loss to St Kilda at the MCG. He continued to play all of Melbourne's 18 games for the year, kicking a total of six goals and earning one Brownlow Medal vote.[2] Leahy also won the Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal for being voted Melbourne's best and fairest during the 1966 season.

During the 1967 season Leahy only played eight games, kicking two goals in the process – one against Geelong in Round 2, the other during the Round 16 win against Footscray.[2] Melbourne "dismissed" Leahy at the end of the 1967 season as a "disciplinary measure".[3]

Leahy subsequently moved to South Melbourne for the 1968 season,[3] where he remained until the end of his VFL career in 1970. In the 1968 season he played twelve games, kicked four goals and earned one Brownlow Medal vote. The following season he played 19 of South Melbourne's 20 games, kicking three goals and earning two Brownlow votes. In his final season he kicked two goals in the eight games played and did not play again after South Melbourne's Round 13 win over North Melbourne.[2]

Playing statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1966 Melbourne 19 18 6 13 250 30 280 38 N/A 0.3 0.7 13.9 1.7 15.6 2.1 N/A
1967 Melbourne 19 8 2 1 68 9 77 9 N/A 0.3 0.1 8.5 1.1 9.6 1.1 N/A
1968 South Melbourne 19 12 4 8 158 25 183 29 N/A 0.3 0.7 13.2 2.1 15.3 2.4 N/A
1969 South Melbourne 19 19 3 8 279 87 366 44 N/A 0.2 0.4 14.7 4.6 19.3 2.3 N/A
1970 South Melbourne 19 8 2 0 53 16 69 9 N/A 0.3 0.0 6.6 2.0 8.6 1.1 N/A
Career 65 17 30 808 167 975 129 N/A 0.3 0.5 12.4 2.6 15.0 2.0 N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terry Leahy - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Terry Leahy Statistics
  3. ^ a b "South signs Terry Leahy". The Age. 6 December 1967. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Terry Leahy's player profile at AFL Tables

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