Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Clarence Lonsdale

Known as
Clarrie Lonsdale

13 September 1906

6 December 1971 (aged 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 243d
Last game: 30y 237d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 29, 12, 30, 4

Clarrie Lonsdale

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1927-1929, 1931-1937109220.2019%16.255.7514
Total1927-1929, 1931-1937109220.2019%16.255.7514

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,284th player to appear, 2,173rd most games played, 3,490th most goals kickedHawthorn: 65th player to appear, 121st most games played, 225th most goals kicked

Hard working and extremely adaptable, Clarrie Lonsdale was a stalwart member of underachieving Hawthorn sides for more than a decade. During the course of his 109-game, 22-goal VFL career between 1927 and 1937 he played in a large number of positions, but it was as a defender that he probably produced his best football.

Author - John Devaney


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