List of VFL debuts in 1979

The 1979 Victorian Football League (VFL) season was the eighty third season of the VFL. The season saw 76 Australian rules footballers make their senior VFL debut and 41 players transferring to new clubs having previously played in the VFL.

DebutsEdit

Name Club Age at debut Round debuted Games Goals Notes
Wayne Johnston Carlton 21 years, 102 days 3[1] 209 283
Alex Marcou Carlton 20 years, 268 days 1[2] 134 148
Robbert Klomp Carlton 23 years, 321 days 1[3] 84 17
Peter Francis Carlton 21 years, 74 days 1[4] 47 15
Michael Jez Carlton 25 years, 72 days 20[5] 2 0
Peter Daicos Collingwood 17 years, 220 days 4[6] 250 549
Denis Banks Collingwood 19 years, 337 days 7[7] 166 111
Craig Davis Collingwood 24 years, 187 days 1[8] 102 251 Previously played for Carlton and North Melbourne. Father of Nick Davis.
David Twomey Collingwood 18 years, 150 days 16[9] 63 14
Mark Hannebery Collingwood 21 years, 237 days 9[10] 61 23
Russell Ohlsen Collingwood 23 years, 141 days 3[11] 50 22 Previously played for Carlton.
Ross Brewer Collingwood 25 years, 347 days 14[12] 47 85 Previously played for Melbourne. Brother of Ian Brewer.
Allan Edwards Collingwood 21 years, 251 days 16[13] 35 45 Previously played for Richmond. Grandson of Frank Aked, son of Arthur Edwards and father of Jake Edwards.
Michael Woolnough Collingwood 26 years, 202 days 2[14] 24 8 Previously played for Geelong. Father of Marc Woolnough.
David Young Collingwood 25 years, 150 days 22[15] 18 12 Previously played for South Melbourne.
Bill Valli Collingwood 28 years, 356 days 1[16] 17 17
Mark Dreher Collingwood 18 years, 154 days 20[17] 15 0
Geoff Austen Collingwood 25 years, 176 days 1[18] 13 3 Previously played for Fitzroy.
Stephen Roach Collingwood 20 years, 291 days 1[19] 4 0 Previously played for Richmond.
Mick Warren Collingwood 20 years, 46 days 1[20] 3 0
Gary Dempsey North Melbourne 30 years, 136 days 1[21] 122 39 Won 1975 Brownlow Medal. Previously played for Footscray.
Kevin Bryant North Melbourne 24 years, 89 days 1[22] 58 38
Russell Ebert North Melbourne 29 years, 289 days 1[23] 25 15 Four time Magarey Medallist. Father of Brett Ebert
Shane Bond North Melbourne 24 years, 305 days 3[24] 9 8 Previously played for Collingwood
John Murphy North Melbourne 29 years, 215 days 12[25] 9 8 Previously played for Fitzroy and South Melbourne. Father of Marc Murphy
Graham Cornes North Melbourne 31 years, 7 days 1[26] 5 10 Won Tassie Medal in 1980. Father of Chad and Kane Cornes
Leon Harris Fitzroy 20 years, 177 days 5[27] 186 101
Michael Poynton Fitzroy 17 years, 348 days 4[28] 52 66
Max Richardson Fitzroy 30 years, 104 days 1[29] 30 41 Previously played for Collingwood. Brother of Wayne Richardson
Kevin Higgins Fitzroy 28 years, 46 days 1[30] 25 0 Previously played for Geelong
Malcolm Bramley Fitzroy 20 years, 56 days 1[31] 5 2
Keith MacLeod Fitzroy 20 years, 091 days 1[32] 2 0
Mark Kellett St Kilda 18 years, 324 days 11[33] 55 7
Michael Nettlefold St Kilda 19 years, 351 days 15[34] 43 13
Andrew Cross St Kilda 18 years, 099 days 16[35] 31 31
Dean Herbert St Kilda 23 years, 157 days 13[36] 22 23
Malcolm Scott St Kilda 21 years, 087 days 14[37] 10 26
David Granger St Kilda 24 years, 123 days 8[38] 3 1
Allan Sinclair St Kilda 25 years, 326 days 5[39] 2 1 Previously played for Fitzroy
Dean Ross St Kilda 24 years, 150 days 11[40] 2 1
Gary Lugg St Kilda 21 years, 25 days 13[41] 1 0
Stephen Wright South Melbourne 18 years, 81 days 8[42] 246 247
Ian Roberts South Melbourne 22 years, 88 days 13[43] 157 33
David Ackerly South Melbourne 18 years, 194 days 10[44] 138 12
Max Kruse South Melbourne 20 years, 244 days 13[45] 126 32
Wayne Carroll South Melbourne 21 years, 114 days 15[46] 123 57 Brother of Dennis Carroll
Len Thompson South Melbourne 31 years, 223 days 8[47] 20 39 Winner of Brownlow Medal in 1972. Previously played for Collingwood
Mark Fraser South Melbourne 19 years, 245 days 9[48] 20 1
Doug Koop South Melbourne 19 years, 13 days 18[49] 15 15
Jon Hummel South Melbourne 22 years, 84 days 4[50] 14 20 Previously played for Richmond
Dale Murphy South Melbourne 19 years, 334 days 18[51] 12 0
Daryl Cumming South Melbourne 27 years, 327 days 1[52] 11 4 Previously played for Richmond, Melbourne and North Melbourne
Robert Lamb South Melbourne 24 years, 136 days 9[53] 7 10 Previously played for Richmond
Garry Williams South Melbourne 22 years, 225 days 13[54] 3 0
Howard Tarpey South Melbourne 21 years, 155 days 22[55] 1 0
Gerard Healy Melbourne 18 years, 037 days 1[56] 130 189 Won Brownlow Medal in 1988. Brother of Greg Healy
Peter Giles Melbourne 20 years, 357 days 9[57] 124 32
Kelly O'Donnell Melbourne 18 years, 156 days 3[58] 80 67
Tony Elshaug Melbourne 19 years, 37 days 21[59] 66 92
Cameron Clayton Melbourne 22 years, 110 days 8[60] 44 18 Previously played for Richmond
Robert Elliott Melbourne 25 years, 352 days 2[61] 43 8 Previously played for St Kilda. Brother of Glenn Elliott
Wayne Gordon Melbourne 25 years, 271 days 8[62] 34 5 Previously played for Collingwood
Tony Martyn Melbourne 22 years, 29 days 1[63] 32 5
Jim Durnan Melbourne 19 years, 066 days 12[64] 26 2
Glenn Elliott Melbourne 28 years, 235 days 1[65] 15 11 Previously played for St Kilda. Brother of Robert Elliott
Phil Carman Melbourne 28 years, 215 days 1[66] 11 23 Previously played for Collingwood
Don Whitford Melbourne 22 years, 161 days 4[67] 10 3 Previously played for Fitzroy
Bruce Elliott Melbourne 22 years, 279 days 5[68] 5 0
John Wallace Melbourne 19 years, 232 days 3[69] 2 0
John Dellamarta Melbourne 24 years, 242 days 4[70] 2 1 Previously played for Collingwood
Stewart Gull Melbourne 27 years, 319 days 7[71] 2 1 Previously played for South Melbourne
Mark Bos Geelong 18 years, 288 days 6[72] 195 16
John Mossop Geelong 19 years, 297 days 1[73] 134 87
Peter Featherby Geelong 27 years, 186 days 11[74] 93 79 Previously played for Footscray
Peter Johnston Geelong 21 years, 166 days 4[75] 92 108 Previously played for Melbourne
Glen Middlemiss Geelong 22 years, 303 days 1[76] 34 29
John Burns Geelong 29 years, 240 days 1[77] 17 10 Previously played for North Melbourne
Mario Bortolotto Geelong 21 years, 362 days 12[78] 14 2
John Durnan Geelong 21 years, 284 days 3[79] 1 0
Greg Nichols Geelong 20 years, 224 days 20[80] 1 0
Barry Rowlings Richmond 28 years, 257 days 5[81] 152 117 Previously played for Hawthorn
Graeme Landy Richmond 25 years, 065 days 18[82] 120 38 Previously played for Geelong
Robert Wiley Richmond 24 years, 14 days 1[83] 95 127
Stephen Mount Richmond 19 years, 33 days 1[84] 31 9
Shane Williams Richmond 19 years, 308 days 11[85] 27 14
Peter Williams Richmond 21 years, 149 days 6[86] 7 1
Craig Considine Richmond 20 years, 19 days 14[87] 7 1
Kim Kershaw Richmond 20 years, 100 days 5[88] 5 0
Rod Oborne Richmond 25 years, 304 days 14[89] 5 7 Previously played for Collingwood. Father of Brad Oborne.
Frank Bain Richmond 19 years, 315 days 3[90] 2 0
Barrie Trotter Richmond 19 years, 134 days 13[91] 2 0
Neil Cordy Footscray 20 years, 6 days 2[92] 139 28 Brother of Brian and Graeme Cordy
Michael McKenna Footscray 18 years, 115 days 17[93] 102 55
Bill Berry Footscray 21 years, 354 days 11[94] 43 18 Previously played for Essendon.
Gary Cowton Footscray 26 years, 98 days 1[95] 40 4 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Shane Loveless Footscray 20 years, 123 days 1[96] 28 72
John Moylan Footscray 26 years, 114 days 5[97] 21 1 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Steven Hoffman Footscray 27 years, 198 days 1[98] 11 5 Previously played for South Melbourne.
Neil Bristow Footscray 23 years, 135 days 1[99] 10 4
Mark Williams Footscray 21 years, 203 days 15[100] 5 1 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Gordon Polson Footscray 20 years, 123 days 17[101] 5 1
Robbie Peers Footscray 23 years, 196 days 4[102] 3 0
Shane Walsh Footscray 20 years, 129 days 19[103] 2 1
John Kennedy Hawthorn 19 years, 171 days 6[104] 241 210 Son of John Kennedy Sr. Father of Josh P. Kennedy.
Mark Turner Hawthorn 19 years, 084 days 14[105] 35 6
Terry Moore Hawthorn 27 years, 272 days 5[106] 21 10 Previously played for North Melbourne.
Robert Polkinghorne Hawthorn 21 years, 88 days 8[107] 5 0
Brendan McFaull Hawthorn 21 years, 341 days 2[108] 2 1
Darren Williams Essendon 18 years, 204 days 5[109] 109 94
Frank Dunell Essendon 21 years, 93 days 11[110] 100 57
Neale Daniher Essendon 18 years, 44 days 3[111] 82 32 Brother of Terry, Anthony and Chris Daniher
Alan Reid Essendon 23 years, 61 days 3[112] 52 18
Peter Keenan Essendon 27 years, 358 days 3[113] 31 17 Previously played for Melbourne and North Melbourne
Barry Day Essendon 25 years, 32 days 3[114] 15 15
Craig Barbary Essendon 18 years, 291 days 4[115] 8 5
Kelvin Steel Essendon 24 years, 30 days 14[116] 6 0 Previously played for Hawthorn
Robert Hyde Essendon 24 years, 311 days EF[117] 1 0 Previously played for Collingwood

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