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Barry Price

Barry Price

1966-1975, 1979
5
Other Guernsey Nos.
2, 3, 32, 35

158 CFC Games Played

59 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
8 March 1949
Recruited From
Ararat
Collingwood Debut
Round 2, 1966
Height:
175cm
Weight:
73kg

Biography

A classical centreman from Ararat with perfect disposal, Price was a brilliant footballer

His name is forever linked with Peter McKenna’s and the sight of Price delivering the ball onto the full-forward’s chest was central to Collingwood’s strength in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He won the senior best and fairest with Ararat at the age of just 16 and had most League clubs on his doorstep.

Ironically, Collingwood – his favorite team- was last on the scene.

The small baby-faced youngster made his debut early in 1966 and only an ordinary performance in the second semi against Ian Stewart kept him out of playing in the grand final.

He played poorly in the reserves preliminary final in the mud and believed that may have counted against him when selectors picked the senior Grand Final team.

He started to make his mark in 1967, but an ankle injury limited him in the following year.

In 1969 he blossomed and won the Copeland trophy. Price’s great skills earned Victorian selection in 1970, but that year was tinged with the disappointment of being in a losing grand final side.

A gifted player with tremendous baulking ability, Price was always extremely fit.

At 26 he became jaded with Collingwood and was dismayed by the direction it was going. He headed to WA to do a physical education course and impressed everyone at Claremont with his dedication and professional approach.

By the time he came back in 1979 he was 30 years old, but was as fit as he had ever been in the lead-up to the season.

He then injured ankle ligaments and could only manage one senior game.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1966-1975, 1979 158 59 14 68%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1966 8 7 11 81 13 94 35

1966 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Fitzroy W 1 5 15 2 17 35 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 1 1 8 1 9 35 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 1 1 35 View match >
Round 15 Richmond W 2 1 14 3 17 35 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 2 2 11 11 35 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 1 15 4 19 35 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 1 11 3 14 35 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda W 1 6 6 35 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1967 17 15 8 182 52 234 5

1967 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 North Melbourne W 7 2 9 5 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 1 1 8 5 13 5 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs W 1 11 3 14 5 View match >
Round 5 Sydney W 1 16 4 20 5 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 3 3 5 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 2 11 2 13 5 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 4 1 14 4 18 5 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 3 16 1 17 5 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 1 6 2 8 5 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 10 7 17 5 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 1 12 2 14 5 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 2 1 11 11 5 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 2 10 8 18 5 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs L 9 1 10 5 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 1 15 1 16 5 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 11 4 15 5 View match >
Semi Final Geelong L 12 6 18 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1968 5 5 5 54 25 79 5

1968 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 12 Richmond W 1 11 3 14 5 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 9 4 13 5 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 2 1 13 3 16 5 View match >
Round 19 Melbourne W 3 13 6 19 5 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 3 8 9 17 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1969 22 4 9 320 104 424 5

1969 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 1 1 16 16 5 View match >
Round 2 Richmond L 1 9 2 11 5 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 21 8 29 5 View match >
Round 4 Carlton W 14 4 18 5 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda L 1 13 1 14 5 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 10 3 13 5 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 1 18 3 21 5 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 1 2 15 7 22 5 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 20 7 27 5 View match >
Round 10 Geelong W 16 4 20 5 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 14 6 20 5 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 12 6 18 5 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 21 6 27 5 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 14 5 19 5 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 1 16 5 21 5 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 18 5 23 5 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 17 7 24 5 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 1 8 7 15 5 View match >
Round 19 Sydney W 1 12 3 15 5 View match >
Round 20 North Melbourne W 13 5 18 5 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 10 5 15 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 1 1 13 5 18 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1970 20 3 9 343 124 467 5

1970 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 1 20 10 30 5 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 1 18 4 22 5 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 19 3 22 5 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 17 5 22 5 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 21 6 27 5 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 2 15 6 21 5 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 9 5 14 5 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 14 3 17 5 View match >
Round 9 Essendon L 12 8 20 5 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 1 1 20 4 24 5 View match >
Round 11 Sydney L 1 19 2 21 5 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 16 15 31 5 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 2 18 4 22 5 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne W 1 14 7 21 5 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 1 18 2 20 5 View match >
Round 19 Carlton W 16 7 23 5 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 22 14 36 5 View match >
Round 22 Sydney W 1 23 9 32 5 View match >
Semi Final Carlton W 15 5 20 5 View match >
Grand Final Carlton L 0 0 17 5 22 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1971 19 4 4 315 157 472 5

1971 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 1 20 4 24 5 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 1 26 10 36 5 View match >
Round 3 Essendon D 6 3 9 5 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy W 1 29 23 52 5 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 14 3 17 5 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 15 13 28 5 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 18 5 23 5 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 9 4 13 5 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 1 21 5 26 5 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 1 18 4 22 5 View match >
Round 11 Carlton W 18 13 31 5 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs L 17 15 32 5 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 16 13 29 5 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 17 14 31 5 View match >
Round 18 Geelong L 12 5 17 5 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda L 1 9 4 13 5 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 23 8 31 5 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn L 1 13 6 19 5 View match >
Semi Final Richmond L 1 14 5 19 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1972 21 5 5 266 100 366 5

1972 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond L 16 4 20 5 View match >
Round 2 Carlton D 18 8 26 5 View match >
Round 3 Melbourne W 1 17 5 22 5 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 14 2 16 5 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 3 3 5 View match >
Round 7 Fitzroy W 10 4 14 5 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 1 11 6 17 5 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 17 6 23 5 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 13 3 16 5 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 18 11 29 5 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 1 9 4 13 5 View match >
Round 13 Carlton L 12 7 19 5 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 11 2 13 5 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne W 13 7 20 5 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 19 8 27 5 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 1 1 13 5 18 5 View match >
Round 18 Fitzroy W 7 2 9 5 View match >
Round 20 Geelong L 2 12 5 17 5 View match >
Round 22 Essendon L 1 11 6 17 5 View match >
Qualifying Final Richmond L 11 3 14 5 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 1 11 2 13 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1973 21 7 6 282 105 387 5

1973 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 1 20 5 25 5 View match >
Round 2 Western Bulldogs W 9 6 15 5 View match >
Round 3 Geelong W 1 14 6 20 5 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda W 1 1 17 10 27 5 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 2 2 5 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy W 1 14 3 17 5 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 18 8 26 5 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 2 23 6 29 5 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 15 7 22 5 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 9 3 12 5 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 1 11 7 18 5 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 14 5 19 5 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 1 10 2 12 5 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 14 5 19 5 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 18 7 25 5 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 19 4 23 5 View match >
Round 19 Fitzroy W 10 3 13 5 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 2 19 5 24 5 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 1 11 5 16 5 View match >
Semi Final Carlton L 9 5 14 5 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond L 8 1 9 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1974 16 4 5 241 71 312 5

1974 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Essendon W 1 15 6 21 5 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 18 5 23 5 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 20 6 26 5 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy L 1 1 22 5 27 5 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 11 4 15 5 View match >
Round 9 Richmond W 1 12 5 17 5 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 13 4 17 5 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 14 1 15 5 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 8 6 14 5 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 20 4 24 5 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda L 1 17 4 21 5 View match >
Round 19 Geelong W 1 20 6 26 5 View match >
Round 20 Richmond L 16 6 22 5 View match >
Round 21 North Melbourne L 3 2 5 5 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs W 16 5 21 5 View match >
Semi Final Hawthorn L 1 16 2 18 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1975 8 5 5 97 15 112 5

1975 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 1 2 13 3 16 5 View match >
Round 2 Carlton L 1 18 1 19 5 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne L 14 1 15 5 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 1 13 3 16 5 View match >
Round 20 St Kilda W 2 11 1 12 5 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn W 2 15 3 18 5 View match >
Round 22 Melbourne W 1 5 1 6 5 View match >
Elimination Final Richmond L 8 2 10 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1979 1 3 8 11 5

1979 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 Geelong W 3 8 11 5 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 158 59 67 2184 774 2958
Avg/Game   0.37 0.42 13.82 4.90 18.72
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

674

Total AFL Games
158
Total AFL Goals
59
CFC Debut
Round 2, 1966
CFC Last Game
Round 7, 1979
Recruited From
Ararat
Full Name
Barry Price
Nickname
Bubba

Awards

  • Life Members
    1976
  • Most Consistent Player
    1969
  • Best Finals Player (Bob Rose Award)
    1970
  • Best Clubman (Darren Millane Memorial Trophy)
    1973
  • CFC Hall of Fame
    2009
  • E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1969
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