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Key Facts

Full name
Ernest Elliott

Known as
Ernie Elliott

3 January 1900

17 November 1980 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 131d
Last game: 27y 187d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 18, 5

Ernie Elliott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,616th player to appear, 2,494th most games played, 10,617th most goals kickedFitzroy: 279th player to appear, 118th most games played, 901st most goals kicked

Known as 'Puffer', Ern Elliott was one of the finest Fitzroy players of the 1920s. He was on a half back flank for the Roys in the victorious 1922 Challenge Final against Collingwood, and again in the equivalent match a year later when the Maroons lost to Essendon. Boasting all the skills of the game, Elliott was a regular VFL representative player and one of the most accomplished half backs of his era. He played 95 VFL games for Fitzroy from 1921 to 1927.

Author - John Devaney


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