Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Charles Roland

Known as
Charlie Roland

29 January 1876

3 February 1938 (aged 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 96d
Last game: 32y 143d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs

Charlie Roland

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1900-1905, 1908100240.2448%0
Total1900-1905, 1908100240.2448%0

AFL: 540th player to appear, 2,369th most games played, 3,286th most goals kickedCarlton: 89th player to appear, 174th most games played, 270th most goals kicked

Many footballers are quick, but few if any have left opponents in their wake as often and as conspicuously as Carlton's early 20th century wingman Charlie Roland. In addition to the wing, Roland could take a turn on the ball, or hold down a forward position. From 1900 to 1905 and in 1908 he played a total of precisely 100 games and booted 24 goals. Roland also played half a dozen representative games for the VFL. He spent the 1906 and 1907 seasons playing for West Australian goldfields club Boulder City while after leaving Carlton he played one last season of football with Essendon Association in the VFA.

Author - John Devaney


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