Full Name: KEVIN GLEESON
Date of Birth: 18/09/1930
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 30/05/1953, Round 6, Collingwood
Last Game: 30/05/1953, Round 6, Collingwood
Total Games: 1
Total Goals: 0
Total Games: 16
Total Goals: 41
Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1953
Kevin was a much-travelled footballer who played in both defence and attack, during his career. Prior to joining Richmond he became the first Rutherglen player to kick 100 goals in a season, in the Ovens and Murray League. His best effort was 18 goals for Rutherglen, against Corowa in 1952. He only spent one year with Richmond before returning to the country. His only senior game was as full-forward against Collingwood in Round 6 of 1953; however, he did win the Reserves’ Goalkicking award. He later played with Balmain and represented New South Wales before returning to Melbourne and playing with Coburg. He is still actively involved in the Richmond Former Players and Officials Association and now lives in Glen Waverley. Kevin is also a Life Member of the AFL/VFL Former Players Association.
Benalla 1946-51 ( Honours - Captain North East Schoolboys 1946, Club Leading Goalkicker 1951 Goals 51 ) ; Rutherglen 1952, 1954, Games 40, Goals 188 ( Honours - Premiership 1954, Competition Leading Goalkicker 1952 Goals 106, Club Leading Goalkicker 1954 Goals 82 ).
Thornton Captain/Coach 1955, Games 18 ; Balmain 1956-57, Games 30 ( Honours - NSW Representative Team Games 4 ) ; Ganmain Captain/Coach 1958 , Games 18, Goals 92 ( Honours - Club Leading Goalkicker 1958 ) ; Coburg 1959, Games 20, Goals 5 ; Kensington Socials 1960 ; West Chelsea 1960 ; Corryong Federals 1962.