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Key Facts

Full name
Charles Brown

Known as
Charlie Brown

30 April 1896

9 April 1956 (aged 59)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 6d
Last game: 27y 103d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 2, 1, 9

Recruited from
Balmain (1916)

Charlie Brown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,227th player to appear, 2,164th most games played, 7,636th most goals kickedCollingwood: 219th player to appear, 168th most games played, 691st most goals kicked

Not overly tall at just 178cm, but possessing a powerful leap and great anticipation, Collingwood's Charles Brown was one of the great defensive marks going 'round in the VFL during the late and immediate post-World War I period. Originally from Balmain, he starred for Collingwood, mainly as a half back, in 107 VFL games from 1916 to 1923, including the Grand Finals of 1917 (won), 1918 (lost), and 1920 (lost). In addition to his leaping prowess he was physically quite powerful, and hard to beat one on one.

Author - John Devaney


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