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Key Facts

Full name
Arthur Sanger

Known as
Arthur Sanger

26 March 1918

3 December 1999 (aged 81)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 154d
Last game: 29y 82d

Height and weight
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 81 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 16, 18

Arthur Sanger

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,661st player to appear, 1,933rd most games played, 8,888th most goals kickedCarlton: 545th player to appear, 134th most games played, 826th most goals kicked

Arthur Sanger was a fine contributor to the Carlton cause, mainly as a permanent back pocket, in 117 VFL games between 1938 and 1947. He kicked just a single goal, making him one of a select group V/AFL players to have played over 100 games while scoring one goal or less. In the 1945 ‘Bloodbath’ grand final he was one of the victorious Blues’ best players. A broken arm sustained in a match against Collingwood in June 1947 precipitated his retirement. He later coached Carlton’s thirds.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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