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Key Facts

Full name
Clarence Vontom

Known as
Clarrie Vontom

Born
10 June 1914

Died
14 October 2000 (aged 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 24y 316d
Last game: 31y 83d

Height and weight
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 15, 40, 7

Clarrie Vontom

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1939-194586780.9134%2
Total1939-194586780.9134%2

AFL: 4,685th player to appear, 2,765th most games played, 1,378th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 763rd player to appear, 165th most games played, 76th most goals kicked

Clarrie Vontom was already 25 years of age when he commenced his VFL career, but he wasted little time establishing himself as a highly useful rover. Recruited by St Kilda from Wesley College , he was neat and purposeful in everything he did on the field, and he belied his lightweight frame by courageously hurling himself into even the most turbulent of contests. The esteem in which he was held at St Kilda was shown by his being appointed club skipper in 1944, a role he retained the following season. Between 1939 and 1945 Vontom played a total of 86 VFL games for the Saints, kicking 78 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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