Barry Goodingham

Barry Goodingham (born 9 May 1945) was a regular first ruckman for the North Melbourne Football Club and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Barry Goodingham
Personal information
Full name Barry Goodingham
Date of birth (1945-05-09) 9 May 1945
Original team(s) Edithvale-Aspendale
Height 199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1967–1975 North Melbourne 158 (47)
1976–1977 South Melbourne 030 (12)
Total 188 (59)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1977.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Nicknamed 'Lurch',[1] due to his resemblance to the butler in the television sitcom The Addams Family, he captained North Melbourne in 1971.[2]

Recruited from Edithvale-Aspendale, he was selected in North Melbourne's first Premiership team in 1975, but appeared only briefly to replace Mick Nolan late in the last quarter.[1] He enjoys a life membership of the North Melbourne Football Club.[3]

Goodingham finished his VFL career with a two-year stint at South Melbourne, traded in a deal that sent Peter Keenan to North Melbourne.[4] He then went to South Australia and played for three years for Woodville, the last two as playing coach.


  1. Wade, Doug (29 September 1975). "Flag is a dream come true". The Age. p. 22. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  2. NMFC Honour Roll
  3. NMFC Life Members
  4. Phillips, Stephen (13 October 1978). "Demons keen on Crackers". The Age. p. 32. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
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