Graham Teasdale

Full Name: Graham Teasdale
Date of Birth: 26/06/1955
Height: 193 cm ( 6-4 )
Weight: 92 ( 14-7 )
Guernsey: 20
Debut: 09/06/1973, Round 10, South Melbourne
Last Game: 28/07/1973, Round 17, Carlton

Seasons: 1973
Total Games: 6
Total Goals: 16


Seasons: 1973-75
Total Games: 32
Total Goals: 117

Honours: Premiership 1973, Leading Goalkicker 1973 Goals 86.

Graham came to Richmond as a high leaping, full-forward. Recruited from Charlton he spent 1972 in the Under/19 team and went on to win the Competition Goal kicking award with 84. Despite kicking many goals in the seconds and thirds he only played six senior games, and after his first two senior games he had kicked 11 of the 16 goals he scored at Richmond. In his first senior game for Richmond he kicked 6 goals against South Melbourne at the Lace Oval. During 1973 he kicked a combined total of 129 goals for the season, 27 in the Thirds, 86 in the Reserves and 16 in the Seniors. He was a member of the Reserves 1973 Premiership side.
In 1975 he was swapped to South Melbourne along with Brian Roberts and Francis Jackson as part of the John Pitura transfer. Graham played his best football at South Melbourne. During his Brownlow year of 1977 his form was one of the reasons South Melbourne were able to make the final five. He also won the club Best and Fairest and Leading Goal kicker awards the same year. He started 1977 at full-forward and kicked 8 goals against Melbourne in Round 1 and 9 goals against Essendon in Round 2. He also won South's Goal kicking award in 1975 with his highest individual tally being 8 against Footscray. He remained with South Melbourne until the end of 1981, then crossed to Collingwood where knee injuries took their toll and he struggled to find form. Strong marking and long kicking were the main features of his game and he was a regular contender for mark of the day, such was his prowess. After three seasons with Collingwood he took a year off before returning to play with his home town Charlton.
He later moved North and played with Queensland League side Mayne for a year, and later spent one season with North Shore in New South Wales. He now runs his own interior lining company.

Charlton Juniors to 1971 ( Honours - U/16 Captain 1971 ) ; Charlton Seniors 1971.

South Melbourne Seniors 1975-81, Games 122, Goals 154 ( Honours - Club Best & Fairest 1975, Club Leading Goalkicker 1975 Goals 38, 1977 Goals 38, VFL Competition Best & Fairest " Brown Medal " 1977, Victorian Representative Team Games 3 Goals 4 ) ; South Melbourne Reserves 1976, Games 4, Goals 19 ; Collingwood Seniors 1982-83, Games 14, Goals 24 ; Collingwood Reserves 1983-84, Games 20, Goals 43 ( Honours - Captain 1983 ) ; Charlton Seniors 1986 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1986 Goals 68 ) ; Mayne Coach Part 1987, Games 15, Goals 54 ; North Shore 1990, Games 15, Goals 77 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1990 Goals 77 ).

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