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Key Facts

Full name
Hubert Lenne

Known as
Bert Lenne

2 August 1889

19 November 1973 (aged 84)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 271d
Last game: 34y 317d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 17, 11
St. Kilda: 8, 2

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1923)

Family links
George Lenne (Nephew)

Bert Lenne

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1923-19242100.0038%0

AFL: 1,611th player to appear, 859th most games played, 5,493rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 154th player to appear, 35th most games played, 395th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 541st player to appear, 568th most games played, 1,360th most goals kicked

Solidly built at 183 cm and 79 kg, Hubert Lenne was a tough, occasionally ruthless defender whom Fitzroy recruited from Fitzroy Juniors. He made his VFL debut in 1910, and went on to spend 13 seasons at the club, playing 157 games and kicking seven goals. The highlights of his career came with his appearances at full back in the 'Roys' Grand Final wins of 1913 and 1916 over St Kilda and Carlton respectively. The low point came in 1915, when he ran foul of the game's authorities, and was suspended for 14 matches. Overlooked for Fitzroy's Grand Final team of 1922 against Collingwood, Lenne promptly quit the club and joined St Kilda where, over the next couple of seasons, he added a final 21 VFL games to his career tally.

Author - John Devaney


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