Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Chapman

Known as
Charles Chapman

11 January 1905

17 April 1978 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 253d
Last game: 26y 118d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 20, 1, 13

Family links
James Chapman (Son)

Charles Chapman

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,937th player to appear, 2,265th most games played, 574th most goals kickedFitzroy: 317th player to appear, 105th most games played, 26th most goals kicked

A highly accomplished all round footballer, Charles Chapman was a key figure in Fitzroy teams between 1924 and 1931, during which time he played 104 VFL games, and kicked 161 goals. Strong overhead, relentlessly determined, and a fine kick, he played much of his football for the Maroons as a follower, but was also a fine centre half forward when required. Some idea of the high esteem in which he was held can be gauged from the fact that he was selected to represent the 'Big V' no fewer than 10 times during his career. Chapman captained the Roys in 1929, and was the club's top goal-kicker the following year with 46 goals.

Author - John Devaney


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