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Phonse Kyne

Phonse Kyne

1934-1944, 1946-1950
1
Other Guernsey Nos.
10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2, 31

245CFC Games Played

237CFC Goals

Date of Birth
29 October 1915
Date of Death
8 April 1985
Recruited From
Old Paradians
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1934
Height:
188cm
Weight:
86kg

Biography

One of Collingwood’s greatest servants he was almost a Melbourne player.

From Old Paradians and St Kevins, he was taken to the MCG by his father, but the club was not interested and he went to Collingwood. Ironically as a youngster he had often kicked a football in the street with Norm Smith, the man to whom he was so often opposed as a coach in later years.

He began with the Magpies as a centre half-forward and played there in the 1935 and 1936 flag sides. After the second flag he was utilised as a ruckman. A clever palmer of the ball who used his body well to achieve front position, Kyne also shepherded well and was mobile around the field.

War service took a chunk out of his career and his appearances were limited for the last three years of the conflict. Unlike many others he returned to be a dominant player winning Collingwood’s famed Copeland trophy three times in a row from 1946.

Kyne’s nine Big V appearances spanned a period from 1936 to 1948 and he captained the successful 1947 carnival side.

He had captained the club in 1942 and was again appointed from 1946 to 1949. He was seen as the logical successor to Jock McHale, but amazingly the club appointed Bervyn Woods instead and sparked a huge internal battle.

Eventually he was made coach in 1950 and held the post until 1963. During that time he guided the team to two flags.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1934-1944, 1946-1950 245 237 21 63%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1934 18 29 0 17

1934 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 0 17 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 2 17 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 1 17 View match >
Round 5 Geelong D 2 17 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 3 17 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 1 17 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 4 17 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 3 17 View match >
Round 10 Carlton W 17 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 17 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 2 0 17 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 2 0 17 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 2 0 17 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 1 17 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 4 17 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 2 17 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 17 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 17 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1935 18 24 0 17

1935 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 3 17 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy D 2 17 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 0 17 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 1 17 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 17 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 2 0 17 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 1 17 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 1 17 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 17 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 17 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 1 17 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 2 17 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 2 17 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne D 2 17 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 1 17 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 1 17 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond W 2 17 View match >
Grand Final Sydney W 2 17 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1936 19 36 12

1936 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 5 12 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 1 12 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 12 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 4 12 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda W 2 12 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 12 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 2 12 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 12 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 1 12 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 3 12 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 3 12 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 1 12 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 12 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 3 12 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 3 12 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 2 12 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 1 12 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 3 12 View match >
Grand Final Sydney W 1 12 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1937 14 9 1 16

1937 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 1 16 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 16 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 16 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 16 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 16 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 16 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 16 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 16 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 2 16 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 3 16 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 2 16 View match >
Semi Final Richmond W 16 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne W 16 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 1 1 16 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1938 20 14 13

1938 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 13 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 1 13 View match >
Round 3 Richmond L 1 13 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 13 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 13 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 1 13 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne L 13 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 13 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs L 1 13 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 1 13 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 13 View match >
Round 13 Essendon L 1 13 View match >
Round 14 Richmond L 13 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 2 13 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 13 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 3 13 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 13 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 1 13 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 13 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 1 13 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1939 21 8 13

1939 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 13 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 3 13 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 1 13 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 13 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 13 View match >
Round 6 Hawthorn W 1 13 View match >
Round 7 Richmond W 13 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 13 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 13 View match >
Round 10 Melbourne L 13 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 1 13 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 13 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 13 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 13 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 13 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 1 13 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 13 View match >
Round 18 Richmond W 13 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 13 View match >
Preliminary Final St Kilda W 1 13 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 13 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1940 18 10 15

1940 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 2 15 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 1 15 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 15 View match >
Round 4 North Melbourne L 1 15 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 1 15 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 15 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 15 View match >
Round 8 Richmond L 15 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs L 1 15 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy L 15 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 15 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 2 15 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 1 15 View match >
Round 14 Carlton L 15 View match >
Round 15 North Melbourne W 15 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 15 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 15 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 1 15 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1941 18 29 2

1941 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 4 2 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 1 2 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 2 2 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 3 2 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 2 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 3 2 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 4 2 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 1 2 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 3 2 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 1 2 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 2 2 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 2 2 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 2 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 1 2 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 2 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 2 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 1 2 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 1 2 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1942 10 2 1

1942 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 1 View match >
Round 3 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 4 Essendon L 1 1 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn L 1 1 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 1 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 1 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 1 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy L 1 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne L 1 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1943 1 4 10

1943 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 Carlton W 4 10 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1944 2 11

1944 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Western Bulldogs L 11 View match >
Round 4 Sydney L 11 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1946 22 20 1

1946 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 1 1 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 1 1 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 1 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 1 1 View match >
Round 5 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 1 1 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 1 1 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 1 1 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 1 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 1 1 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 1 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 1 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 2 1 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 3 1 View match >
Round 16 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 3 1 View match >
Round 19 Carlton L 3 1 View match >
Semi Final Essendon D 1 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 1 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1947 18 15 1

1947 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 5 1 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 1 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 1 1 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 1 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne L 1 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs L 1 View match >
Round 7 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 8 Essendon W 1 View match >
Round 9 Carlton W 1 1 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 1 1 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 2 1 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy L 1 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 1 View match >
Round 14 Geelong W 1 View match >
Round 15 Sydney D 2 1 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 2 1 View match >
Round 18 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 1 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1948 19 18 1

1948 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 View match >
Round 2 Sydney W 1 1 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 1 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 5 1 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 1 1 View match >
Round 6 Richmond L 1 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 1 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne W 1 1 View match >
Round 9 Hawthorn W 1 1 View match >
Round 10 Fitzroy W 1 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 2 1 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne W 1 1 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 1 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 1 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 1 1 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 1 1 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 1 1 View match >
Semi Final Western Bulldogs W 1 1 View match >
Preliminary Final Melbourne L 2 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1949 20 13 1

1949 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 1 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 1 1 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy L 1 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 1 1 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 2 1 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 1 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 1 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 1 1 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 1 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 1 View match >
Round 12 North Melbourne L 1 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne L 2 1 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 1 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 1 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 1 1 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 1 1 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 1 1 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 1 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1950 7 6 31

1950 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 10 St Kilda W 1 31 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 31 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 31 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy L 1 31 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 2 31 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 1 31 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 31 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 245 237 1
Avg/Game   0.97 0.00
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

374

Total AFL Games
245
Total AFL Goals
237
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1934
CFC Last Game
Round 16, 1950
Recruited From
Old Paradians
Full Name
Phonse Kyne

Awards

  • AFL Hall of Fame
    1996
  • Life Members
    1946
  • CFC Hall of Fame
    2004
  • CFC Team of the Century
  • x3
    E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1946, 1947, 1948
  • x3
    Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1938, 1939, 1949
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    1936
  • x5
    Team Captain
    1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
  • x2
    Premiership
    1935, 1936
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