Garry Baker

Garry Baker (born 24 March 1953) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, Footscray and Sydney in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Garry Baker
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-03-24) 24 March 1953
Original team(s) Meeniyan
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972–1973 Footscray 014 00(9)
1974–1981 Melbourne 127 (112)
1983 Sydney 006 00(5)
Total 147 (126)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1983.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

A ruckman, Baker was originally from Meeniyan and started his career at Footscray before moving to Melbourne where he played most of his football. He won Melbourne's best and fairest in 1978 but struggled in the subsequent seasons due to a knee injury. In 1983 he joined Sydney who were playing just their second season in the city but he only managed six games. He later played for and coached both Mordialloc and Moorabbin in the Victorian Football Association.[2]

Playing statistics

 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team No. Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1972 Footscray 271003251N/A0.
1973 Footscray 27139677229941N/A0.
1974 Melbourne 12024920159260116N/A1.20.510.
1975 Melbourne 116159953312847N/A0.
1976 Melbourne 189551207139N/A1.
1977 Melbourne 1171891316519685N/A1.
1978 Melbourne 122125254107361179N/A0.50.311.54.916.48.1N/A
1979 Melbourne 116115167120287120N/A0.70.310.47.517.97.5N/A
1980 Melbourne 116231111612223887N/A1.
1981 Melbourne 112001049720182N/A0.
1982 Sydney 165422103213N/A0.
Career 147 126 63 1221 657 1878 810 N/A 0.9 0.4 8.4 4.5 12.9 5.5 N/A


  1. Australian Football.Com Garry Baker Player Profile
  2. Fiddian, Marc (2013). The VFA – A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877 – 1995. Melbourne Sports Books.
  3. Gary Baker's Player Profile at AFL Tables
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