Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Barney Herbert

Known as
Barney Herbert

20 February 1889

14 December 1949 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 70d
Last game: 32y 237d

Height and weight
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 96 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 1

Barney Herbert

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1909-1912, 1914-1921192900.4745%0
Total1909-1912, 1914-1921192900.4745%0

AFL: 1,472nd player to appear, 728th most games played, 1,206th most goals kickedRichmond: 36th player to appear, 38th most games played, 84th most goals kicked

A hefty, occasionally cumbersome follower whose kicking for goal was often described as laughable, Barney Herbert was nevertheless an extremely important player for Richmond during the club's early years in the VFL. Hard working and extremely determined, he played 192 games and kicked 90 goals between 1909 and 1912 and from 1914 to 1921, winning his club's best and fairest award in 1918 and 1919. He led the ruck and was close to best afield in Richmond's 1920 Challenge Final defeat of Collingwood, while his last game in a black and yellow jumper was the following year's victorious premiership play-off against Carlton. After retiring as a player Barney Herbert spent time as coach of South Ballarat and Brunswick before returning to Richmond as club president in 1932.

Author - John Devaney


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