Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Laxton

Known as
Charlie Laxton

9 April 1890

11 January 1964 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 18d
Last game: 31y 161d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 13, 16, 14, 12, 11, 21

Charlie Laxton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,868th player to appear, 1,341st most games played, 1,208th most goals kickedCollingwood: 183rd player to appear, 103rd most games played, 96th most goals kicked

Collingwood's Charlie Laxton was a speedy rover whose foot passing, typically using the stab pass, was superb. The recipient of many of those stab passes was Dick Lee, the finest goalsneak of the time.

Laxton was a Collingwood Districts product who commenced with the Magpies in 1912 and went on to play 147 VFL games and kick 89 goals for the club over the next ten seasons. A premiership player in 1917 and 1919, he was also a member of losing grand final teams in 1915 and 1918. Although he was not considered to be in the very first rank of rovers in the VFL he was chosen to represent Victoria in 1919 and 1920.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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