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Key Facts

Full name
Charles Laxton

Known as
Charlie Laxton

Born
9 April 1890

Died
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
Collingwood

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

Charlie Laxton

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1912-1921147890.6161%0
Total1912-1921147890.6161%0

AFL: 1,868th player to appear, 1,320th most games played, 1,194th most goals kickedCollingwood: 183rd player to appear, 102nd 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

Sources

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

Footnotes

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