Max George (footballer)

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Max George
Personal information
Full name Maxwell George
Date of birth (1952-01-04) 4 January 1952 (age 66)
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Full-forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1969–75, 1977–78 Swans Districts 74 (250)
1976 Fitzroy 8 (20)
1978–79, 1981 Central District 33 (120)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Max George (born 4 January 1952) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in three states, for Fitzroy of the Victorian Football League (VFL), Swan Districts and Central District.

George had a strong start to his VFL career, kicking five goals on his debut, against Essendon at VFL Park, setting a new club record. He followed it up with a four-goal haul when Fitzroy defeated Richmond the subsequent weekend and finished the year with 20 goals.

Before arriving at Fitzroy for his single season stint, George played with Swans Districts in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL) from 1969 to 1975. A full-forward, he topped their goalkicking in 1969, 1973 and 1974. His tally of 90 goals in 1974 was enough to win him the league's leading goalkicker trophy, the first Swan Districts player to do so. During that season he put in one particularly memorable performance against West Perth when he kicked fourteen goals, still a Swan Districts club record. George, who took many good overhead marks, represented Western Australia in three interstate matches, for 11 goals, and was in their squad for the 1975 Knockout Carnival. In 1977 he took the field for Geraldton and then crossed to Central District in South Australia.

The full-forward spent three seasons at Central and was their leading goalkicker in 1978 with 68 goals.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Devaney The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia of Australian Football Clubs 2008 "League Top Goalkickers: Max George ... "
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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