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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Hart

Known as
Eddie Hart

16 June 1922

16 August 1995 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 5d
Last game: 29y 77d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 9, 37, 25

Family links
Arthur Hart (Brother)Don Hart (Brother)

Eddie Hart

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1941, 1944, 1946-1951983233.3059%8
Total1941, 1944, 1946-1951983233.3059%8

AFL: 4,947th player to appear, 2,431st most games played, 163rd most goals kickedFitzroy: 571st player to appear, 114th most games played, 9th most goals kicked

Fitzroy’s Eddie Hart was a highly capable forward whose career was interrupted by war service and further cut short by injuries. His chief assets were pace when leading and sure hands when endeavouring to mark. He once kicked 17 goals in a reserves match, while his best tally in a League game was nine.

In 1941, 1944 and from 1946 to 1951 Hart played 98 VFL games and kicked 323 goals. He was club leading goal kicker every year between 1947 and 1951 with a best return of 65 in 1951. In both 1948 and 1949 he represented Victoria.

Author - John Devaney


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


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