Ken Christie

Image DOB: 28 August 1927
Died: 17 August 2017

Debut: Round 1, 1951 against Essendon at Windy Hill
Last Game: Round 17, 1955 against Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval

From: Kyabram/Echuca

Number: 4 (1951-1955)

Grand Final team - 1954

Games: 70
Goals: 9
Career Statistics

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The strong ruckman/defender was recruited from Echuca, where he had been training after playing at Kyabram the year before. Melbourne initially signed him before the 1949 season, but it took two years to convince him to play in the city.

Once he arrived Christie was a regular. He featured in the losing 1954 Grand Final side, but played just one more year before leaving the club.

An ankle injury last in 1955 kept him out of the finals, and despite North Melbourne being granted permission to interview him before the 1956 season he instead chose to play for McKinnon.

1951 1060
1952 1900
1953 1820
1954 1610
1955 700

Most sources say he was from Echuca, but he had only been training there for two weeks after playing for Kyabram the previous season.

Riverine Herald - 01/04/1949
Herald - 16/10/1950
Kyabram Free Press - 25/01/1951
Age - 17/08/1955
Argus - 24/02/1956
Argus - 29/02/1956
Age - 02/03/1956

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