Michael Turner (Australian rules footballer)

Michael Turner (born 6 December 1954) is a former Australian rules footballer who played 245 games for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1974 to 1988.

Michael Turner
Personal information
Full name Michael Turner
Date of birth (1954-12-06) 6 December 1954
Original team(s) Warrnambool
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1974–1988 Geelong 245 (285)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Michael "Micky" Turner grew up in Warrnambool and did his final years of high school at Monivae College in Hamilton.

He followed in the footsteps of his father Leo Turner (1928-1997) in representing Geelong and played as a wingman and half forward. He was an All-Australian in 1979 and captained the club for three seasons between 1984 and 1986.[1][2] In 1982 he was Geelong's leading goalkicker with 40 goals.[3]

In 1989, Turner signed on as captain-coach of Werribee in the Victorian Football Association.[4] In 1995 he was appointed by AFL Victoria to be the regional manager for the Geelong Falcons, responsible for the development of junior talent in the area. In 2014 he completed his 20th year in the job and has helped make the Falcons one of the highest regarded junior development programs in Australia.[5]

Turner is a wingman in Geelong's official 'Team of the Century'.


  1. Conn, Malcolm (27 March 1984). "Fitzroy names Wilson skipper again". The Age. p. 46.
  2. Carter, Ron (17 July 1987). "Geelong axes Turner - Bourke back". The Age. p. 30.
  3. "Geelong Goalkicking Records".
  4. Amanda Buivids (6 April 1989). "New season, new faces". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 80.
  5. Clark, Jay (5 June 2014). "Geelong Falcons footy factory produces stars including Gary Ablett, Patrick Dangerfield and Jimmy Bartel". Herald Sun.

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