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Key Facts

Full name
Edgar Kneen

Known as
Edgar Kneen

9 September 1882

24 April 1962 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 241d
Last game: 29y 350d

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; University

Jumper numbers
University: 16

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1908)

Edgar Kneen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1904-1906, 1908-191294810.8660%0
Total1904-1906, 1908-191294810.8660%0

AFL: 922nd player to appear, 2,525th most games played, 1,309th most goals kickedFitzroy: 93rd player to appear, 256th most games played, 152nd most goals kickedUniversity: 13th player to appear, 13th most games played, 4th most goals kicked

Edgar Kneen was a talented wingman and half forward flanker who debuted with Fitzroy in 1904. At season’s end he contributed a couple of goals to the Roys’ grand final tally of 9.7, in a four goal win over Carlton. Two years later the same two teams confronted one another in the flag decider but despite putting in a fine personal performance Kneen finished on the losing side this time round. His three seasons with Fitzroy had seen him play 48 games and boot 33 goals.

After a one season gap Kneen’s VFL career continued in 1908 with University, which was taking its bows in the competition. He added 46 games and 48 goals with the Students whom he captained in 1910.

Author - John Devaney


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


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