Wayne Gordon

Image DOB: 11 July 1954
Died: 29 September 1983

MFC Debut: Round 8, 1979 against Hawthorn at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 13, 1981 against Footscray at Waverley

From: Preston/Collingwood

Number: 13 (1979-1981)

Games: 34 (101 total)
Goals: 5 (28 total)
Career Statistics

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Fiery winger who played in both 1977 Grand Finals for the Magpies, but was swapped after the 1978 season for John Dellamarta and Phil Carman in exchange for Ross Brewer and cash.

Used in a variety of positions, including full back, Gordon had to battle Hodgkin's Disease to play but suffered a ruptured spleen in the Round 13, 1981 match with Footscray and missed the rest of the season. He did not play seniors again but played in the Reserves during 1982 and 1983 before passing away from a heart attack after a social game of tennis aged just 29 years old. His last game for the Melbourne seconds had been in Round 19 when he collapsed with a heart issue.

1979 310
1980 2020
1981 1102


Age - 28/11/1978
Canberra Times - 10/01/1979
Age - 01/10/1983
Sydney Morning Herald - 01/10/1983
Age - 09/11/1983

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