Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Joshua Francis Parkinson

Known as
Frank Parkinson

27 January 1884

22 October 1913 (aged 29)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 97d
Last game: 28y 154d

Senior clubs
Essendon; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 26

Recruited from
Essendon (1912)

Frank Parkinson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
V/AFL1907-1910, 191258300.5252%0
Total1907-1910, 191258300.5252%0

AFL: 1,269th player to appear, 3,890th most games played, 2,946th most goals kickedEssendon: 158th player to appear, 339th most games played, 269th most goals kickedCollingwood: 188th player to appear, 860th most games played, 646th most goals kicked

Fred Parkinson hailed from the South Bendigo Football Club and joined Essendon in 1907. He went on to play 52 VFL games and kick 27 goals for the Same Old over the course of four years. He then joined Collingwood in 1912 where he played five games and scored three goals. He died the very next year, aged just 29, after a railway accident.

Author - John Devaney


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