Full Name: FRANK DIMATTINA
Date of Birth: 03/12/1946
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 77 kg ( 12-2 )
Debut: 25/07/1964, Round 14, South Melbourne
Last Game: 25/05/1968, Round 7, Essendon
Total Games: 42
Total Goals: 43
Total Games: 30
Total Goals: 45
Frank was a rover. He was a clever player who became a regular member of the senior side until an unfortunate collision with team mate PADDY GUINANE. After this he struggled to regain his form and confidence. He made his senior debut in Round 14 of 1964 and went on to play the next 33 games consecutively. His highest individual goal tally was 5 against Footscray in Round 2 of 1966. He won the Most Determined Trophy in 1966. He later moved to North Melbourne for two seasons before spending four seasons at Brunswick. He was Richmond’s Senior Team Manager between 1988 and 1990 and now runs a restaurant in Lygon Street, Carlton. Frank is the father of Paul DIMATTINA who played with the Richmond Reserves in 1992 before making his senior debut with Footscray in 1995. He also has another son currently playing in the Victorian State League Under/18 competition.
De La Salle College Teams ( Honours - Captain , Best & Fairest 1964 ).
North Melbourne Seniors 1969-70, Games 14, Goals 16 ; North Melbourne Reserves 1969--1970, Games 23, Goals 36 ; Brunswick 1971-74, Games 64, Goals 94 ; Sorrento Captain/Coach 1975.