Gordon Rattray

Gordon Rattray
Gordon Rattray
Personal information
Birth 19 October 1898
Recruited from Wesley College
Height and weight 180 cm / 76 kg
Death 1964,
Playing career¹

Fitzroy (1917) (1919–24) (1928)

  • 87 games, 65 goals
Coaching career¹

Melbourne (1924)

  • 16 games, 4 wins, 12 losses

Fitzroy (1928) (1937–39)

  • 72 games, 25 wins, 46 losses, 1 draw
¹ Statistics to end of 1939 season

Gordon Kitchener Rattray (born 19 October 1898 - 1964) was an Australian rules footballer who played with and coached Fitzroy in the VFL.

The son of Bruce Rattray (?-1932), Gordon Kitchener Rattray was born on born 19 October 1898 at Shepparton. He was educated at Wesley College.

He was the first to use the torpedo punt.[1]

A half forward flanker, Rattray debuted for Fitzroy in 1917 but his progress was stalled when he missed the following season due to military service. Rattray came back to the club in 1919 and won their best and fairest trophy. He won it again in 1921 and was a premiership player in 1922. In 1923 he became club captain and led them to the Grand Final which they lost to Essendon.

He left Fitzroy after the 1924 season and joined Brighton in the VFA as a playing coach and twice took the club to the decider. In 1928 he returned to Fitzroy and played what would be his final season, as captain-coach. During his career he represented Victoria at interstate football 5 times.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Percy Wilson
Coach of the Melbourne Football Club
Succeeded by
Albert Chadwick

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