Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ernest Lumsden

Known as
Ernie Lumsden


27 June 1890

8 August 1982 (aged 92)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 12d
Last game: 30y 97d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 11, 26, 12, 10
Essendon: 22

Recruited from
Collingwood (1913); Essendon (1917)

Family links
Dick Lee (Cousin)Chris Bryan (Great grandson)

Ernie Lumsden

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1910-1912, 1917-192078570.7369%0
V/AFL1910-1915, 1917-19201121060.9558%0
Total1910-1915, 1917-19201121060.9558%0

AFL: 1,688th player to appear, 2,067th most games played, 1,012th most goals kickedCollingwood: 166th player to appear, 242nd most games played, 143rd most goals kickedEssendon: 236th player to appear, 431st most games played, 181st most goals kicked

Snowy’ Lumsden was a tough, aggressive rover who commenced with Collingwood in 1910 but after struggling to get a game (he played just 15 times in three years) crossed to Essendon in 1913, where he immediately hit his straps. Always a danger near goal, he topped the Same Old’s goal kicking list with 28 goals in 1914, and continued with the club until it went into recess two years later because of the war. He had played 34 games and booted 49 goals in the black and red. The 1917 season saw him embarking on a second and ultimately more fruitful stint with Collingwood. He played 63 games this time round and was a member of Magpie grand final teams in 1917 (beat Fitzroy), 1918 (lost to South Melbourne) and 1919 (won against Richmond).

Author - John Devaney


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