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Who was Greg Parke ?

Greg Parke was an Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, Footscray and Fitzroy in the Victorian Football League. Parke made his VFL debut in 1968 with Melbourne and finished the season with more Brownlow Medal votes than any other Melbourne player. Wikipedia


AFL great Greg Parke has died a few hours before watching two of his former teams compete for glory as prime minister in the 2021 Grand Final.

The former Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs player passed away Saturday morning at age 73 after a long illness.


Center-forward midfielder Parke began his historic career with the Demons, making his debut in 1968 and scoring 169 goals for the VFL club.

In his time with the Demons, Parke was famous for wearing his iconic number 26 guernsey, as well as his elite branding skills near goal.

He then joined the Footscray, now known as the Western Bulldogs, in 1974 after an attempt to join the SANFL South Adelaide team was blocked at the time.

How old was Greg Parke ?


April 18, 1948

Greg Parke has the rare honour of representing both clubs from the 2021 AFL grand Final – the Melbourne Demons

Parke scored 35 goals in 23 games in his first year with the Bulldogs when they finished in the top five and surprised many by playing semifinal soccer.

He is also one of seven players who have made at least 30 appearances each for the Demons and Bulldogs.

Before retiring in 1977 with 274 goals in his career, he enjoyed more seasons with Fitzroy in the VFL and at the Norwood club in South Australia.

The 2021 AFL Grand Final between Devils and Bulldogs kicks off at 7.15pm on Saturday (AEST) from Perth’s Optus Stadium.

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Luke Beveridge’s team last won a top spot in 2016, when they upset the Sydney Swans at MCG after finishing the regular season in seventh place.

This year they finished fifth and have beaten Essendon, Brisbane and Port Adelaide in the finals in recent weeks to advance to the big dance.

The masterpiece party pulled away from Melbourne due to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Victoria.

It was the same story in 2020, with the Gabba in Brisbane hosting the historic first big AFL night final, won by a Dustin Martin-inspired Richmond against Geelong.

Greg Parke Quicks and Facts


  • AFL legend Greg Parke, 73, has died just hours before the 2021 AFL grand final
  • Parke played for both Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs in his career
  • The squads square off in Saturday night’s decider from 7.15pm (AEST) in Perth

Source: wikisoon

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