Career: 1977 - 78
Debut: Round 7, 1977 vs Melbourne, aged 30 years, 33 days
Carlton Player No. 865
Games: 8 at Carlton (178 games at South Melbourne)
Goals: 4 at Carlton (325 goals at South Melbourne)
Last game: Round 5, 1978 v South Melbourne, aged 31 years, 18 days
Guernsey No. 6 (1977), and No. 27 (1978)
DOB: 11 April, 1947
Brownlow Medallist (At South Melbourne)
AFL Hall of Fame
Bedford played 8 games, and kicked 4 goals, for Carlton after debuting in Navy Blue in 1977. Another in a long line of aging champions from weaker clubs seeking to add premiership glory to their long list of individual feats, Bedford was a former Best & Fairest and 1970 Brownlow Medal winner with South Melbourne. In 1978, Bedford headed back to VFA club Port Melbourne.
Bedford shared his Carlton debut in Round 7, 1977 with Jim Canfield. Bedford was originally recruited from VFA club Port Melbourne.
Bedford played 178 games and kicked 101 goals for South Melbourne from 1968 to 1976.
Bedford's father Bill Bedford played 5 games and booted 5 goals in 1934.
Nicknamed Wheels, Bedford was also a state cricketer.
His nephew Stephen Allender played at South Melbourne and Hawthorn despite being zoned to Carlton, Allender won the 1980 JJ Liston Medal whilst playing with Port Melbourne in the VFA.
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