Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Stewart McLatchie

Known as
Stewart McLatchie

19 August 1896

31 January 1968

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 355d
Last game: 28y 293d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton, Fitzroy

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 20, 21
Fitzroy: 36

Recruited from
Carlton (1925)

Stewart McLatchie

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,463rd player to appear, 2,793rd most games played, 896th most goals kickedCarlton: 342nd player to appear, 230th most games played, 82nd most goals kickedFitzroy: 321st player to appear, 827th most games played, 490th most goals kicked


Stewart McLatchie was an accomplished small man who was equally effective either as a forward or on the ball. The start of his senior career was delayed because of his involvement in the First World War, but in 1919, aged twenty-two, he joined Carlton, to whom he gave good service in 72 VFL games over the next half dozen seasons, during which he kicked a total of 103 goals. He was first rover, and one of the best players afield, when the Blues lost the 1921 challenge final to Richmond by 4 points. He had been one of Carlton's best players in both the semi final and final as well. In 1925, he crossed to Fitzroy, but added just 4 games and 4 goals before transferring to Brunswick in the VFA. It proved to be a timely move as the Magpies went top that year, beating Port Melbourne in the grand final by 16 points, with Stewart McLatchie starring as second rover. At his best, he was one of the most damaging small players in the game, a status evidenced by his selection to represent the VFL on no fewer than 5 occasions.

Author - John Devaney


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.