Neil Crompton (footballer)

Colin Neil Crompton (16 August 1937 – 11 December 2003) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Neil Crompton
Personal information
Full name Neil Crompton
Date of birth 16 August 1937
Place of birth Dandenong, Victoria
Date of death 11 December 2003(2003-12-11) (aged 66)
Original team(s) Ormond
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Position(s) Back pocket
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–1966 Melbourne 99 (24)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Crompton usually played in the back pocket and thus did not kick many goals however it is for a goal he kicked in Melbourne's 1964 Grand Final win over Collingwood that he is most remembered for. With Melbourne trailing and just minutes remaining in the game, Crompton had followed his Collingwood opponent up the ground and managed to pick up a loose ball in front of goal. He kicked the ball low towards goal and it floated through for his only goal of the season and gave Melbourne the lead. It was the last goal of the match.[1]

He also played cricket for Victoria during the early part of his career, appearing in 45 first-class matches for them between 1957 and 1962.

His later sporting career included a number of years coaching Oakleigh in the Victorian Football Association in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

See also


  1. "Gabbo's Run In Vain". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
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