Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Frank Martin

Known as
Frank Martin

30 June 1895

23 February 1969 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 316d
Last game: 27y 323d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 82 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 25

Frank Martin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,267th player to appear, 2,731st most games played, 4,163rd most goals kickedCarlton: 319th player to appear, 205th most games played, 345th most goals kicked

Carlton’s Avenel recruit Frank Martin was a highly adaptable footballer who was utilised in numerous roles over the course of his play career. He even spent time as both a ruckman and a rover, while some of his best football was played across half back. In the 1921 challenge final clash with Richmond he led the rucks but could not prevent a shock four point reversal. His VFL career with the Blues comprised 87 games and 15 goals between 1917 and 1923.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;


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