Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Davey

Known as
Charlie Davey

11 May 1908

14 August 1991 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 122d
Last game: 29y 53d

Height and weight
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 17

Charlie Davey

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,358th player to appear, 1,431st most games played, 874th most goals kickedCarlton: 445th player to appear, 92nd most games played, 72nd most goals kicked

The archetypal lion-hearted ruckman, Charlie Davey was a mainstay of Carlton sides for 11 consecutive seasons, beginning in 1927, during which time he played a total of 143 VFL games. A VFL carnival representative in Adelaide in 1930 and Sydney three years later, he also spent time as both vice-captain and captain of the Blues. Davey led the Carlton rucks against Richmond in the losing Grand Final of 1932, but his retirement at the end of the 1937 season robbed him of a chance of playing in a premiership side as the Blues went top in 1938. He was widely acknowledged as one of the finest overhead marks of his day, and was the consummate team player, being - among other things - extremely adept at using his body in order to create space for his smaller team mates.

Author - John Devaney


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