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Key Facts

Full name
Charles Fisher

Known as
Charlie Fisher

Born
17 November 1892

Died
4 March 1983 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 166d
Last game: 28y 332d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 89 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 21, 15, 7

Charlie Fisher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1914-19211111471.3267%0
Total1914-19211111471.3267%0

AFL: 2,078th player to appear, 2,104th most games played, 665th most goals kickedCarlton: 295th player to appear, 147th most games played, 51st most goals kicked

Charlie Fisher joined Carlton from Kyabram in 1914 and was an influential player for the Blues that season as they won their first VFL premiership since 1908. The sort of player who could ignite an entire forward line with his brilliance, he never quite managed to recapture the consistency of his debut season, but remained a valuable and inspiring performer for several more years. In 1916 he sustained a bad injury to his right knee, after which he was unable to use his favoured right foot for kicking. Fortunately, Fisher had always been a reasonably two-sided player, at least by the standards of the era in which he played, and the injury did little to curb his overall effectiveness.

Charlie Fisher's VFL career comprised a total of 111 games, the last of which was the losing Challenge Final of 1921 against Richmond (reviewed here). He was Carlton's leading goal kicker in 1919 with 36 goals, and booted 147 goals for the club in all. In 1919 he was appointed Blues skipper, but resigned after a few games of the following season because he felt that the extra responsibility had started to adversely affect his form.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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