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Key Facts

Full name
Charles Pannam Jnr

Known as
Charlie Pannam

21 April 1897

25 November 1961 (aged 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 35d
Last game: 31y 119d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 19, 20, 15, 17, 18, 16
South Melbourne: 1

Recruited from
Collingwood (1926)

Family links
Charlie Pannam (Father)Alby Pannam (Brother)Albert Pannam (Uncle)Lou Richards (Nephew)Ron Richards (Nephew)

Charlie Pannam

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1926-192845310.6953%4
V/AFL1917-1922, 1926-1928142430.3062%4
Total1917-1922, 1926-1928142430.3062%4

AFL: 2,291st player to appear, 1,427th most games played, 2,258th most goals kickedCollingwood: 229th player to appear, 185th most games played, 396th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 390th player to appear, 359th most games played, 237th most goals kicked

Just like his father, Charles Pannam junior was an abundantly talented footballer. Mostly deployed across centre either as a wingman or in the pivot, he passed the ball beautifully and had explosive pace. A premiership player in 1917 and 1919 he represented Victoria at the 1921 Perth carnival and again the following year. His Collingwood career comprised 97 VFL games in which he kicked 12 goals between 1917 and 1922.

The 1923 season saw Charlie Pannam taking the coaching reins at South Melbourne for what was reputed to be an exorbitant fee. Collingwood, however, refused to clear him and so for the first three years of his tenure he was forced to orchestrate matters from the sidelines. The clearance was finally forthcoming in 1926 and so Pannam donned the boots once more for three final seasons of league football which saw him add 45 games and 31 goals to his respective career tallies.

Author - John Devaney


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