Keith Stackpole (footballer)
|Date of birth||31 July 1916|
|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date of death||19 September 1992 76)(aged|
|Place of death||Heidelberg, Victoria|
|Height||165 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (185 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Stackpole made his VFL debut in 1935 with Collingwood and played as a reserve in that year's winning Grand Final as well as their premiership triumph the following season. Due to the success of Collingwood the competition for a place in the side was tough and as a result he left the club for Fitzroy during the 1939 VFL season. Stackpole formed a strong partnership with fellow Fitzroy rover Allan Ruthven and his last game of football was their 1944 Grand Final win in which he kicked 2 goals.
After leaving the league Stackpole joined Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Prahran as captain and coach, kicking 85 goals in his first season. He also became a Victorian first-class cricketer, making 1025 runs at 34.16 from 20 matches. His son, also named Keith, would play Test cricket for Australia.
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