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Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Baud

Known as
Alf Baud

20 September 1892

5 December 1986 (aged 94)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 246d
Last game: 22y 363d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 25, 18

Family links
Geoff Cayzer (Grandson)

Alf Baud

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,994th player to appear, 4,094th most games played, 4,049th most goals kickedCarlton: 276th player to appear, 322nd most games played, 336th most goals kicked

All lovers of a fine athlete will be pleased to hear, writes Gerald Brosnan, that Alf Baud, who captained Carlton when that club won the Premiership in 1915, is still going strong after 12 months campaigning, enjoying good health, and anxious only to keep fit until victory is finally reached.¹

Boasting an abundance of all round talent allied to an inspirational and astute captain's mentality, Alf Baud might have acquired a reputation as one of the game's all time greats had his league career not been so cruelly circumscribed. He commenced with Carlton in 1913, and played the last of his 53 senior games, aged just 22, in the 1915 VFL grand final, when the Blues defeated Collingwood by 33 points. Baud was a stand-in skipper for the side that day as regular captain Billy Dick was unavailable through suspension. Following the Grand Final, Alf Baud signed up for military service overseas, during the course of which he was so seriously wounded that he was never again able to play football.

Author - John Devaney


1. “Winner”, 28/2/1917, page 8. Alas, it was not to be.


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