Keith Stackpole (footballer)

Keith William Stackpole (31 July 1916 19 September 1992) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Keith Stackpole
Personal information
Date of birth 31 July 1916
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 19 September 1992(1992-09-19) (aged 76)
Place of death Heidelberg, Victoria
Original team(s) Abbotsford
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1935–1939 Collingwood 034 0(26)
1939–1944 Fitzroy 084 (203)
Total 118 (229)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1944.
Sources: AFL Tables,

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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