Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Bert Chandler

Known as
Bert Chandler

7 October 1913

15 November 1961 (aged 48)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 326d
Last game: 23y 346d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 31, 32, 5
Melbourne: 25

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1937)

Family links
Dick Chandler (Brother)

Bert Chandler

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1931, 1933-193548240.5019%18.006.004
V/AFL1931, 1933-1935, 193759240.4127%13.674.174
Total1931, 1933-1935, 193759240.4127%13.674.174

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,854th player to appear, 3,844th most games played, 3,345th most goals kickedHawthorn: 146th player to appear, 278th most games played, 212th most goals kickedMelbourne: 558th player to appear, 765th most games played, 1,203rd most goals kicked

Capable of playing in key positions at either end of the ground, Bert Chandler gave solid service to four clubs in two states. He began with Hawthorn, where he played 48 games and kicked 24 goals in 1931 and then from 1933 to 1935, and followed this with a single season, 19 game, 17 goal stint as captain-coach of WANFL team Swan Districts. The 1937 season found him back in Melbourne where he lined up with Melbourne, playing 11 games without kicking a goal. He then spent the 1938 and 1939 seasons captain-coaching South Fremantle and registering 32 games and 170 goals. In 1938 he tallied a club list-topping tally of 120 goals but this was bettered by West Perth’s Ted Tyson with 126.

Chandler played four games of interstate football for Western Australia, two at full forward in which he bagged a total of six goals, and two at full back.

Author - John Devaney


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