Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Ernest Taylor

Known as
Ernie Taylor

10 June 1898

23 November 1980 (aged 82)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 65d
Last game: 28y 79d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 7

Ernie Taylor

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,568th player to appear, 3,819th most games played, 7,674th most goals kickedRichmond: 202nd player to appear, 272nd most games played, 665th most goals kicked

Ernie Taylor was a strong, solid defender who joined Richmond in 1920 from Burnley. He lined up in a back pocket in the Tigers’ winning grand finals of 1920 against Collingwood and 1921 against Carlton. Forced to retire early because of injury, his seven season VFL career saw him play 58 games and score two goals. He later served on Richmond’s committee. When he died in 1982 at the age of 82 he was one of the club’s last surviving 1920 premiership players.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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