Keith Warburton

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Keith Warburton
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-06-07)7 June 1929
Date of death 28 June 2018(2018-06-28) (aged 89)
Original team(s) Brighton (VFA)
Debut Round 1, 1951, Carlton
vs. Hawthorn, at Princes Park
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1951–1955 Carlton 74 (91)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Keith Warburton (7 June 1929 – 28 June 2018)[1] was a Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.

Warburton first played senior football for the Brighton Football Club in the Victorian Football Association. He was a member of Brighton's sole premiership team in 1948, and kicked three goals in the Grand Final;[2] and, he was the Association's leading goalkicker in 1949, kicking 101 goals.[3] Altogether, Warburton played 90 games for Brighton, and kicked 317 goals.[4]

Warburton moved to the Carlton Football Club in the Victorian Football League, and made his debut in Round 1 of the 1951 season. He received a heavy knock during a game in 1952 and was rushed to hospital after collapsing at a dance after the game. He was eventually forced to retire in 1955 due to ongoing problems as a result of that knock.


  1. ^ De Bolfo, Tom (28 June 2018). "Carlton great Keith Warburton dies". Carlton Football Club. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Follower (11 October 1948). "Courage and stamina gave Brighton win". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Jack Oates (3 October 1949). "Williamstown's lucky win in see-saw finish". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 24. 
  4. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 156 

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