Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Frederick Gallagher

Known as
Fred Gallagher

1 January 1931

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 186d
Last game: 27y 227d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 13

Fred Gallagher

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,246th player to appear, 2,886th most games played, 1,744th most goals kickedEssendon: 649th player to appear, 213th most games played, 144th most goals kicked

Fred Gallagher joined Essendon from Rosebud in 1952 and proved himself a handy player. Initially used across half forward he came into his own when moved to the goal-front, topping the Bombers’ goal kicking list in 1957 with 34 goals. In that season’s grand final loss to Melbourne he contributed three of his team’s seven goals. Gallagher played 84 VFL games and kicked 61 goals in seven seasons with Essendon. In one match against Geelong in 1957 he booted 12 majors.

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.