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Key Facts

Full name
Ernest Foo

Known as
Ernie Foo

30 July 1891

27 February 1934 (aged 42)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 290d
Last game: 22y 346d

Senior clubs
St. Kilda

Jumper numbers
St. Kilda: 23

Ernie Foo

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1914420.5075%0

AFL: 2,096th player to appear, 10,034th most games played, 7,641st most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 427th player to appear, 1,107th most games played, 786th most goals kicked

A dynamic and skilful rover, Ernie Foo was one of a select group of ethnic Chinese players to play top level football, a sport he took up whilst attending Wesley College in Melbourne. He played his early football for YMCA in the NSWAFL between 1909 and 1912, helping the side to a premiership in 1910. He also played representative football for either Combined Sydney or New South Wales on half a dozen occasions. In 1914 he surfaced at St Kilda for whom he played four VFL games and scored two goals.

Author - John Devaney


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