Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Clymo

Known as
Charlie Clymo

30 October 1884

8 October 1955 (aged 70)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 179d
Last game: 24y 260d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Charlie Clymo

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1907-190943210.4947%0

AFL: 1,236th player to appear, 4,637th most games played, 3,566th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 253rd player to appear, 349th most games played, 286th most goals kicked

For much of his VFL career, which ran from 1907 to 1909, Charlie Clymo combined Saturday afternoon games for St Kilda with Wednesday matches for Eaglehawk. A hard working and resourceful ruckman and forward he played 43 VFL games for the Saints and scored 21 goals. He later captain-coached Ballarat Football League club Golden Point to premierships in 1910, 1914 and 1919. The highlight of his non-playing coaching career was overseeing Geelong’s 1931 grand final triumph over Richmond in his only season as a VFL coach.

Author - John Devaney


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