Ed O'Keefe

Terrence Bernard 'Ed' O'Keefe (14 May 1913 – 24 December 1986) was an Australian rules footballer who played with West Perth in the WANFL from 1933 to 1946. He was also known by his nickname Checker and in 2000 was named in the ruck for West Perth's official 'Team of the Century'.

Ed O'Keefe
Personal information
Full name Terence Bernard O'Keefe
Date of birth (1913-05-14)14 May 1913
Place of birth Boulder, Western Australia
Date of death 24 December 1986(1986-12-24) (aged 73)
Place of death North Perth, Western Australia
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1933–1946 West Perth 194 (91)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

O'Keefe was a member of West Perth's 1934, 1935 and 1941 premiership sides. A versatile footballer, he could play in both the ruck or across half back. He was a Sandover Medalist in 1940, to break Haydn Bunton, Sr's sequence of two wins in a row. O'Keefe also won four Fairest and best awards for West Perth, with them coming in consecutive seasons from 1938 to 1941. During his career he represented Western Australia in six interstate matches.


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