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Ross Glendinning
Glendinning
DOB
17/9/1956
Height
188 cm
Weight
89 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Foundation signing in 1986
Number
4
Debut
Round 1 1987 vs Richmond
(6th Eagles player)
Games
40
Goals
111
Honours
Brownlow Medal (1983, North Melb.)
Leading goalscorer (1987, 1988)
North Melbourne B&F (1982, 1983)
B&F Top 10
2 (1987, 1988)
Best Finish
2nd (1987)
Last app.
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1988 season
Other clubs
East Perth (WAFL) 1974-1977, 1987-1988
North Melbourne (VFL) 1978-1986

West Coast’s inaugural captain, Ross Glendinning was a champion footballer at North Melbourne before coming home to lead the fledging club at the end of his career.

North Melbourne careerEdit

Glendinning played four seasons for East Perth before crossing to North Melbourne for the 1978 season. The versatile key position player played 190 games in nine seasons with the Kangaroos, winning the Brownlow Medal in 1983 and back to back club best and fairest in 1982 and 1983.

West Coast careerEdit

At the end of the 1986 season he was lured back to WA by the prospect of captaining the new West Coast Eagles side. The Eagles’ star signing played 21 games in the 1987 season, leading the club goalkicking despite spending extended time at centre-half-back and finishing runner-up in the Club Champion award to Steve Malaxos.

Playing as a permanent forward in 1988, Glendinning kicked 73 goals for the year, finishing third in the Coleman behind Dunstall and Ablett. His hauls included a seven-goal effort against the Bulldogs and five more bags of half-a-dozen. He had 30 goals in the first six weeks of the season, and kicked five in the club’s first final against Melbourne at Waverley.

Glendinning retired at the end of the 1988 season, having successfully led the club for two seasons.

Post-VFL careerEdit

In retirement, he has been honoured by induction to the AFL Hall of Fame and being named in North Melbourne’s Team of the Century. After a stint as a director at Fremantle, he was recognised for his contribution to both WA clubs by having the best-on-ground medal for the Western Derby named in his honour. Glendinning has returned to West Coast as Manager of Corporate Relations.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1987 21 38 25 241 136 94 335 17 EP 0
1988 19 73 47 169 112 53 222 17 0
Tot 40 111 72 410 248 147 557 34
Avg 2.8 10.2 6.2 3.7 13.9 0.8

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/R/Ross_Glendinning.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Glendinning