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Key Facts

Full name
Frank Harley

Known as
Frank Harley

Born
29 June 1895

Died
14 December 1978 (aged 83)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 46d
Last game: 30y 75d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 20, 33, 16

Frank Harley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1915-1917, 1919-1925114660.5853%0
Total1915-1917, 1919-1925114660.5853%0

AFL: 2,222nd player to appear, 2,001st most games played, 1,602nd most goals kickedRichmond: 151st player to appear, 121st most games played, 113th most goals kicked

Frank Harley joined Richmond from Leopold, with whom he played in a premiership team in 1913, and made his league debut in 1915. He would go on to be a key member of the Tigers' great post-world war one combinations, playing well in the 1919 grand final loss to Collingwood and in the premiership teams of 1920 and 1921. Capable of performing to a very high standard in a variety of positions he boasted great stamina, immense determination and was blessed with a touch of class. A Victorian interstate representative on three occasions his Richmond career comprised 114 VFL games between 1915 and 1917 and from 1919 to 1925.

After leaving the Tigers Harley played, mainly as a full forward, with Prahran in the VFA. In three seasons (1926-27, 1929) with the Two Blues he played 39 games and kicked 160 goals, including club list topping tallies of 72 in 1926 and 74 in 1927. 

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Frank+Harley

Footnotes

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