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Ken Jungwirth


Career : 1967
Debut and Only Game : Round 12, 1967 vs Fitzroy, aged 20 years, 346 days
Carlton Player No. 800
Games : 1
Goals : 0
Guernsey No. 47
Height : 183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.)
Weight : 78.5 kgs (12 stone, 5 lbs.)
DOB : August 3, 1946


A 183 cm utility originally from Murrumbeena High School, Ken Jungwirth played four games for Melbourne in 1966, only to be delisted by the Demons and picked up by the Blues. In round 12, 1967 at Princes Park, he made a brief appearance off the bench in his one and only senior game for Carlton against Fitzroy.

The ladder-leading Blues were expected to have little trouble with the last-placed Lions on that Saturday afternoon, but the visitors came to play and trailed by just 4 points at three-quarter time. Only the steadiness of key forwards Brian Kekovich (four goals) and Wes Lofts (three) eventually got the home side over the line by 8 points.

While the resurgent Blues continued to build toward the triumphant Premiership victories of 1968 and 1970 under legendary coach Ron Barassi, Jungwirth finished off 1967 with Carlton Reserves. In the off-season, he was cleared to VFA club Prahran, and was a reserve in the Two Blues Grand Final line-up that lost to Preston.

Footnotes:
Jungwirth was the 800th individual to represent the Carlton Football Club in a senior game, but only the second to wear guernsey number 47 – after Wes Lofts in 1960.



Blueseum: Summary of Jungwirth's playing career | Jungwirth's Blueseum Image Gallery

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