John Townsend (footballer)

John Townsend (born 16 June 1943) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

John Townsend
Personal information
Full name John Townsend
Date of birth (1943-06-16) 16 June 1943
Original team(s) St Pat's College
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1962–1972 Melbourne 153 (182)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Originally from Sale, Townsend came to Melbourne and made his league debut in 1962. He played as a rover and was handy near goals, topping the club's goalkicking in their premiership season of 1964 with 35 of them. Townsend won Melbourne's Best and Fairest award in both 1965 and 1969. He finished his career in the Victorian Football Association with Prahran.

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)
1962 Melbourne 1667N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1963 Melbourne 161922N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1964 Melbourne 162035N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1965 Melbourne 161834262954233763N/A1.91.416.42.318.73.5N/A
1966 Melbourne 16101112131N/A0.
1967 Melbourne 16657753110616N/A0.
1968 Melbourne 161615112546231653N/A0.90.715.93.919.83.3N/A
1969 Melbourne 162016294166848497N/A0.81.520.83.424.24.9N/A
1970 Melbourne 161714202654831363N/A0.
1971 Melbourne 161825283018738880N/A1.41.616.74.821.64.4N/A
1972 Melbourne 16129121524419648N/A0.
Career 153 182 134 1769 384 2153 421 N/A 1.2 1.2 16.4 3.6 19.9 3.9 N/A


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