Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Alfred Sampson

Known as
Alf Sampson

27 May 1912

17 January 2001 (aged 88)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 103d
Last game: 34y 103d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 36, 22, 28, 11, 8

Alf Sampson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1935-1936, 1938-1940, 1942, 19466040.0745%16.002.500
Total1935-1936, 1938-1940, 1942, 19466040.0745%16.002.500

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,339th player to appear, 3,788th most games played, 6,606th most goals kickedFootscray: 202nd player to appear, 223rd most games played, 526th most goals kicked

A solid full back from Rupanyup, Alf Sampson joined Fitzroy in 1935 and went on to play 60 VFL games and score four goals in four separate stints, ending in 1946. From 1947 to 1951 he added 99 VFA games for Williamstown, including the 1949 grand final defeat of Oakleigh, and the loss to Brighton in the previous year’s flag decider. He failed to register a goal with the Seagulls.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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