Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Athol Sharp

Known as
Athol Sharp

1 April 1894

19 April 1969 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 116d
Last game: 26y 107d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 20, 14

Athol Sharp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1913-1916, 192056410.7371%0
Total1913-1916, 192056410.7371%0

AFL: 2,024th player to appear, 3,931st most games played, 2,335th most goals kickedCarlton: 283rd player to appear, 307th most games played, 184th most goals kicked

Highly skilled, strong overhead (despite standing just 170cm in height) and an excellent exponent of the place kick, Athol Sharp played most of his career at Carlton as a rover, although somewhat surprisingly, given his build, he also lined up at full forward on occasion. From 1913 to 1916 and in 1920 he played 56 VFL games and scored 41 goals for the Blues. Forced to miss the 1914 grand final win over South Melbourne because of injury he experienced the ultimate in football the following year as Collingwood was conclusively put to the sword, 11.12 to 6.9. 

Author - John Devaney


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