Bruce Morrison (footballer)

Bruce Morrison (19 June 1923 – 12 April 2012) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Bruce Morrison
Personal information
Full name Russell Bruce Morrison
Date of birth (1923-06-19)19 June 1923
Place of birth Bairnsdale
Date of death 12 April 2012(2012-04-12) (aged 88)[1]
Place of death Geelong, Victoria
Original team(s) Bairnsdale
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1948–1954 Geelong 130 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Morrison was recruited from Bairnsdale, Victoria and became a highly regarded full-back for the Geelong Football Club. He played 130 games for Geelong but failed to score any goals. He was famous for a particular kick against the Footscray at Whitten Oval. When he was playing at full-back, he tried to kick the ball out after a behind was scored but the wind was so strong that when he kicked the ball it floated over his head and through the goals.[2] The goal umpire signalled it as a rushed behind.


  1. Lannen, Danny (13 April 2012). "Champion Cat dies - send your tributes". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  2. Miller, Quentin; et al. (17 September 2010). "MCC Library Fact Sheet" (PDF). Melbourne Cricket Club Library. p. 1. Retrieved 13 August 2011.

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