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Key Facts

Full name
Albert Ernst Victor Hartkopf

Known as
Bert Hartkopf

Born
28 December 1889

Place of birth
Fitzroy North, VIC (3068)

Died
20 May 1968 (aged 78)

Place of death
Kew, VIC (3101)

Occupation
Doctor

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 163d
Last game: 24y 216d

Senior clubs
University

Jumper numbers
University: 26

State of origin
VIC

Bert Hartkopf

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
UniversityV/AFL1908-1911, 191448871.8138%0
Total1908-1911, 191448871.8138%0

AFL: 1,403rd player to appear, 4,305th most games played, 1,222nd most goals kickedUniversity: 26th player to appear, 12th most games played, 2nd most goals kicked

Although his VFL career was comparatively brief Bert Hartkopf was a stand-out performer for University during the club’s first few seasons in the League. A forward, he marked well, and could kick both long and accurately, in particular when using the place kick. He played 48 games and kicked 87 goals for the Students from 1908 to 1911 and in 1914. He was the club’s leading goal kicker in 1909-10-11, with a best tally of 30 goals in 1910.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

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

Footnotes

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