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Ted Potter

Ted Potter

1963-1972
15
Other Guernsey Nos.
3, 4, 41, 6

182CFC Games Played

Date of Birth
11 November 1944
Recruited From
Greensborough
Collingwood Debut
Round 5, 1963
Height:
187cm
Weight:
79kg

Biography

Potter was one of the finest defenders of his era as either a centre half-back or full-back.

Originally from Rutherglen he played with Greensborough when he moved to Melbourne to complete his schooling.

In 1963 he started with the Collingwood thirds but within a few weeks was in the senior team.

The red-haired Potter had strength, pace and spring and didn’t concede any easy kicks to his opponent. A rangy player with long arms, Potter was always cool under pressure and had tremendous powers of concentration.

He played in the losing Grand Finals of 1964, 1966 and 1970, and was unfairly remembered for a handball in a pack which popped up into Barry Breen’s hands and enabled him to kick the winning point in the 1966 decider. The truth is that the handball was impeded by an opposition player.

Potter was a superb big game performer and thrived on challenges. He had to contend with opponents like Jesaulenko, Hart and Baldock, but usually held them or broke even and all rated him as one of their hardest opponents.

Potter played for Victoria four times and holds the unusual record of playing the most League games without kicking a goal.

He was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1963-1972 182 0 13 62%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1963 13 41

1963 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 5 Melbourne W 41 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 41 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 41 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 41 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 41 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 41 View match >
Round 12 Richmond L 41 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne L 41 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 41 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda L 41 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 41 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 41 View match >
Round 18 Essendon L 41 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.
1964 20 0 0 15

1964 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 15 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 15 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 15 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 15 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 15 View match >
Round 6 Essendon L 15 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 15 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 15 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne L 15 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 15 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 15 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 15 View match >
Round 13 Geelong W 15 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 15 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 15 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 15 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 15 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 15 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 15 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 0 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.
1965 16 153 14 167 15, 6

1965 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Richmond W 11 11 15 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 11 3 14 15 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 12 12 15 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 18 18 15 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 7 7 15 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 2 2 15 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 5 1 6 15 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 8 3 11 15 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 4 1 5 15 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 8 1 9 15 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 18 Sydney L 9 9 15 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 18 1 19 6 View match >
Preliminary Final Essendon L 10 1 11 6 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.
1966 15 0 0 131 17 148 15

1966 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 7 7 15 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 5 5 15 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 13 2 15 15 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 8 1 9 15 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 15 2 17 15 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 15 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 15 15 15 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 15 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 12 3 15 15 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 11 1 12 15 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 10 4 14 15 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 7 7 15 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 5 1 6 15 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda W 13 2 15 15 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda L 0 0 10 1 11 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.
1967 14 119 4 123 15

1967 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong L 5 1 6 15 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 18 18 15 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 1 1 15 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 11 11 15 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 7 7 15 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 15 15 15 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 4 4 15 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 6 6 15 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 7 7 15 View match >
Round 16 Sydney W 10 10 15 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 13 13 15 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 3 1 4 15 View match >
Semi Final Geelong L 9 1 10 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.
1968 20 173 11 184 15

1968 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 7 7 15 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 13 1 14 15 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 15 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 11 11 15 View match >
Round 5 Hawthorn W 7 1 8 15 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 4 4 15 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 9 1 10 15 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 5 5 15 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 10 2 12 15 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 12 12 15 View match >
Round 11 North Melbourne W 11 11 15 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 5 5 15 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 10 10 15 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 11 1 12 15 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 13 1 14 15 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 9 9 15 View match >
Round 19 Melbourne W 10 1 11 15 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 6 1 7 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.
1969 22 236 31 267 15

1969 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 10 2 12 15 View match >
Round 2 Richmond L 12 1 13 15 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 11 2 13 15 View match >
Round 4 Carlton W 9 1 10 15 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda L 13 1 14 15 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 13 2 15 15 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 10 2 12 15 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 17 3 20 15 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 12 1 13 15 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 9 1 10 15 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 12 1 13 15 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 11 2 13 15 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 7 7 15 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 15 15 15 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 8 2 10 15 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 6 1 7 15 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 11 3 14 15 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 14 2 16 15 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 11 2 13 15 View match >
Round 20 North Melbourne W 9 1 10 15 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 8 8 15 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 8 1 9 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.
1970 21 0 0 227 52 279 3

1970 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 13 6 19 3 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 4 2 6 3 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 16 5 21 3 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 7 2 9 3 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 12 4 16 3 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 10 3 13 3 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 9 1 10 3 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 11 1 12 3 View match >
Round 11 Sydney L 12 1 13 3 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 10 4 14 3 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 14 1 15 3 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 7 3 10 3 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne W 11 1 12 3 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 8 4 12 3 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 12 2 14 3 View match >
Round 19 Carlton W 12 3 15 3 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 12 1 13 3 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 12 3 15 3 View match >
Round 22 Sydney W 14 3 17 3 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 10 1 11 3 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 0 11 1 12 3 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.
1971 23 268 46 314 3

1971 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 10 2 12 3 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 16 2 18 3 View match >
Round 3 Essendon D 15 1 16 3 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy W 14 1 15 3 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 7 1 8 3 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 12 5 17 3 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 10 2 12 3 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 13 13 3 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 16 2 18 3 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 9 1 10 3 View match >
Round 11 Carlton W 10 3 13 3 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs L 10 3 13 3 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 15 2 17 3 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 9 4 13 3 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 10 3 13 3 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 9 4 13 3 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 14 3 17 3 View match >
Round 18 Geelong L 8 2 10 3 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 21 1 22 3 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 17 2 19 3 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn L 5 1 6 3 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 8 8 3 View match >
Semi Final Richmond L 10 1 11 3 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.
1972 18 216 28 244 4

1972 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 12 3 15 4 View match >
Round 2 Carlton D 23 4 27 4 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 11 2 13 4 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 5 1 6 4 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 10 3 13 4 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 9 2 11 4 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 8 2 10 4 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 11 11 4 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 16 2 18 4 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 17 1 18 4 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 9 1 10 4 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 13 1 14 4 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 14 2 16 4 View match >
Round 19 Western Bulldogs W 9 2 11 4 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 11 11 4 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 15 1 16 4 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 10 1 11 4 View match >
Qualifying Final Richmond L 13 13 4 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 182 0 0 1523 203 1726
Avg/Game   0.00 0.00 8.37 1.12 9.48
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

655

Total AFL Games
182
Total AFL Goals
0
CFC Debut
Round 5, 1963
CFC Last Game
Qualifying Final, 1972
Recruited From
Greensborough
Full Name
Ted Potter

Awards

  • Life Members
    1972
  • Most Determined Player
    1969
  • Best Finals Player (Bob Rose Award)
    1966
  • CFC Hall of Fame
    2012
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