Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Bert Edwards

Known as
Bert Edwards

22 December 1914

2 July 1995 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 150d
Last game: 30y 218d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 2

Bert Edwards

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,604th player to appear, 1,819th most games played, 3,456th most goals kickedRichmond: 377th player to appear, 104th most games played, 281st most goals kicked

A wingman and half forward flanker, Bert Edwards was an extremely team-orientated footballer who read the play well and used the ball effectively. From 1938 to 1945 he played 122 games for Richmond and booted 23 goals. He was a member of four grand final teams, earning prominent mentions in despatches after three of them. Only the 1943 grand final against Essendon ended in victory, however.

Second in the Tigers’ 1944 best and fairest count, Edwards also played once for Victoria.

After leaving Richmond Edwards was appointed captain-coach of Longford in the NTFA, a club bearing the same Tigers nickname as Richmond. After playing half a dozen games and kicking one goal in 1946 he transferred to TANFL club Clarence, whom he captain-coached from 1947 to 1950, playing 68 games and scoring 37 goals. He was club best and fairest in 1948 and represented Tasmania three times.

Author - John Devaney


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