Russell Middlemiss

Russell Middlemiss (6 July 1929 – 5 August 2019)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong in the VFL during the early 1950s. Middlemiss was a half back flanker and was an important player in defence for Geelong in their back to back premiership triumphs. His son, Glen Middlemiss, also played for Geelong, as well as St Kilda.[2]

Russell Middlemiss
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-07-06)6 July 1929
Date of death 5 August 2019(2019-08-05) (aged 90)
Place of death Geelong
Original team(s) Rokewood
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1949–1955 Geelong 74 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1955.
Sources: AFL Tables,


  1. Russell Middlemiss' obituary
  2. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.

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