Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Hedge

Known as
Alf Hedge

29 October 1917

4 May 1942 (aged 24)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 205d
Last game: 20y 302d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 4, 5

Alf Hedge

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1937-19381630.1913%11.001.000

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,491st player to appear, 7,110th most games played, 7,179th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 511th player to appear, 659th most games played, 719th most goals kicked

The only player of the surname to play V/AFL football, Alf Hedge came from Sandringham Amateurs to play 16 games as rover for South Melbourne in 1937 and 1938 before joining the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II. He lost his life aged just 24 when his plane was shot down over Hamburg in Germany in 1942.

Author - Andrew Gigacz




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