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Trevor Steer

Trevor Steer

1961-1966
9
Other Guernsey Nos.
2

88 CFC Games Played

45 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
11 October 1938
Recruited From
University Blacks
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1961
Height:
188cm
Weight:
85kg

Biography

Long before the notion of a ‘swingman’ became football’s position de jour, Trevor Steer made the role his own across a six-year career at VFL level.

Arriving at Victoria Park from the VAFA’s University Blacks in 1961, Steer’s versatility saw him fielded across a range of positions during the early stages of his black and white career, finding himself oscillating between centre-half forward and centre-half back, while offering relief through stints in the ruck.

However, it would prove in the defence where Steer ultimately carved his niche, with his height and strength in marking contests cementing his status as a lynchpin of the Collingwood backline, of which he became an ever present member as the Magpies surged back into the reckoning as a regular premiership contender.

Steer enjoyed a seamless transition from the amateur realm to the VFL, featuring in the opening round of his debut season, slotting two goals in an impressive first performance, albeit in trying circumstances as Collingwood suffered defeat, a sight which proved all too common during that season.

Though the ’62 and ’63 seasons would fail to provide respite from the malaise, Steer’s resolve was evident as he evolved into one of the side’s key pillars, helping guide Collingwood back from the wilderness and into the premiership conversation.

1964 would see Steer feature in his first finals campaign as Collingwood resumed its customary place as perennial contender, playing 14 games, including the Grand Final before enjoying his finest season in black and white the following year.

Claiming the Copeland Trophy, Steer’s status as swingman was used to full effect, his role varying from week-to-week as he played 17 games, the best return of his career, to inspire Collingwood into September where St Kilda proved the club’s nemesis.

Steer’s efforts in 1965 saw him rewarded with the club’s vice-captaincy the following year, his last at VFL level, with his final outing in black and white ending in heart ache, as St Kilda again conspired to inflict torment upon the Magpie army, albeit this time in the premiership decider.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1961-1966 88 45 6 51%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1961 14 11 0 9

1961 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong L 2 0 9 View match >
Round 2 Richmond L 0 9 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 0 9 View match >
Round 4 Western Bulldogs L 0 9 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy L 0 9 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 4 0 9 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 1 0 9 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 9 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 1 0 9 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs L 2 0 9 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 0 9 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 9 View match >
Round 18 Essendon D 0 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1962 15 6 0 9

1962 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 St Kilda L 0 9 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn L 0 9 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 1 0 9 View match >
Round 4 Melbourne L 2 0 9 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 0 9 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 0 9 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs L 0 9 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 0 9 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 0 9 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 2 0 9 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 0 9 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 9 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne L 0 9 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 9 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1963 12 9 0 9

1963 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 4 St Kilda L 0 9 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 9 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 9 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 0 9 View match >
Round 12 Richmond L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne L 3 0 9 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda L 0 9 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 2 0 9 View match >
Round 18 Essendon L 0 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1964 14 3 0 0 9

1964 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 9 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 1 0 9 View match >
Round 8 Richmond W 0 9 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 0 9 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 9 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 0 9 View match >
Round 13 Geelong W 0 9 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 0 9 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 0 9 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 1 0 9 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 0 9 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 9 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 9 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 1 0 0 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1965 17 12 5 160 23 183 9

1965 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 St Kilda L 8 8 9 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 10 10 9 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 3 2 16 1 17 9 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 1 8 1 9 9 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 1 14 2 16 9 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne L 1 9 2 11 9 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 15 2 17 9 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 13 2 15 9 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 1 2 3 5 9 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 1 18 1 19 9 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 10 1 11 9 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 3 3 9 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 1 8 1 9 9 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 2 1 10 1 11 9 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 1 5 3 8 9 View match >
Round 18 Sydney L 1 1 8 3 11 9 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 3 3 9 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1966 16 4 3 112 14 126 2

1966 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 11 11 2 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 7 2 9 2 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 1 11 1 12 2 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 4 1 5 2 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 4 1 5 2 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 9 2 11 2 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 10 3 13 2 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 1 12 12 2 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 2 2 8 2 10 2 View match >
Round 15 Richmond W 9 9 2 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 7 7 2 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 6 6 2 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 11 2 13 2 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda W 1 1 2 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda L 0 0 2 2 2 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 88 45 8 272 37 309
Avg/Game   0.51 0.09 3.09 0.42 3.51
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

629

Total AFL Games
88
Total AFL Goals
45
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1961
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1966
Recruited From
University Blacks
Full Name
Trevor Steer

Awards

  • Life Members
    2013
  • E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    1965
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