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Duncan Wright

Duncan Wright

1960, 1963-1965
33
Other Guernsey Nos.
15

23 CFC Games Played

1 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
28 August 1940
Recruited From
Alphington Amateurs
Collingwood Debut
Round 12, 1960
Height:
180cm
Weight:
73kg

Biography

A half-back from amateur side Alphington who was involved in an infamous incident when Essendon’s Somerville was KO’d in the 1965 preliminary final. Collingwood dropped him from its list before 1966. In 2003 he broke his long silence on the incident, saying that a few minutes into the game Somerville had been shifted onto his flank and started niggling him by back-kicking him in the shins.

“I told him three times to stop but he didn’t. You can work out what happened next”, he told a reporter.

Wright was cut from the list by coach Bob Rose who told him later that he was sorry he had to sack him. Wright believed the decision was political because league heavyweights felt they had to quell the outcry.

Keen to remove himself from the Melbourne environment, he went to coach Acton in the Canberra competition.

Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1960, 1963-1965 23 1 4 56%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1960 1 0 24

1960 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 12 Fitzroy L 0 24 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1963 5 1 0 33

1963 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 7 Essendon L 0 33 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 33 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 33 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 1 0 33 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 0 33 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1964 14 0 0 0 33

1964 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 Richmond W 0 33 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne L 0 33 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 0 33 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 33 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 0 33 View match >
Round 13 Geelong W 0 33 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 0 33 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 0 33 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 0 33 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 0 33 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 0 33 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 33 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 33 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 0 0 33 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1965 3 19 6 25 33

1965 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 St Kilda L 2 2 33 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 9 6 15 33 View match >
Preliminary Final Essendon L 8 8 33 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 23 1 0 19 6 25
Avg/Game   0.04 0.00 0.83 0.26 1.09
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

625

Total AFL Games
23
Total AFL Goals
1
CFC Debut
Round 12, 1960
CFC Last Game
Preliminary Final, 1965
Recruited From
Alphington Amateurs
Full Name
Duncan Wright
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