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Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Legge

Known as
Arthur Legge

5 October 1881

15 January 1941 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 229d
Last game: 27y 229d

Senior clubs

Arthur Legge

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 951st player to appear, 3,358th most games played, 2,902nd most goals kickedEssendon: 110th player to appear, 268th most games played, 253rd most goals kicked

After stints in the VFA with North Melbourne (1900-1) and Williamstown (1902-3) Arthur Legge joined Essendon in 1904. Of diminutive build, he played for most of his six season, 69 game VFL career as a rover changing in the forward lines. He was always dangerous near goal and his overall tally of 31 included one of Essendon’s three in the losing premiership decider of 1908 against Carlton.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone


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