Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Goding

Known as
Charlie Goding

3 August 1876

5 September 1926 (aged 50)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 278d
Last game: 27y 278d

Senior clubs
Melbourne; South Melbourne

Recruited from
Melbourne (1899)

Charlie Goding

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1899-190463600.9538%0
V/AFL1897, 1899-190467610.9142%0
Total1897, 1899-190467610.9142%0

AFL: 45th player to appear, 3,477th most games played, 1,730th most goals kickedMelbourne: 3rd player to appear, 979th most games played, 817th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 54th player to appear, 252nd most games played, 115th most goals kicked

Charlie Goding commenced his VFL career in the competition's inaugural year of 1897 but he only played 4 games and did not continue with the club in 1898. The 1899 season saw him resuming his VFL career with South Melbourne, for whom he played 65 games and kicked 60 goals over half a dozen seasons, initially as a defender, but later as a clever and elusive forward. He was at centre half back when South Melbourne lost the 1899 Grand Final to Fitzroy by a point, and also played in the backlines for the VFL against South Australia in 1901. Goding later played in the VFA with Essendon Association.

Author - John Devaney


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