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Key Facts

Full name
Frederick Kirkwood

Known as
Fred Kirkwood

Born
31 July 1890

Died
18 August 1956 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 287d
Last game: 24y 29d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 9

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1912)

Fred Kirkwood

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1910-19111870.3928%0
EssendonV/AFL1912-19144280.1948%0
V/AFL1910-191460150.2542%0
Total1910-191460150.2542%0

AFL: 1,639th player to appear, 3,726th most games played, 4,157th most goals kickedFitzroy: 157th player to appear, 476th most games played, 396th most goals kickedEssendon: 221st player to appear, 386th most games played, 464th most goals kicked

A fast, feisty wingman from Surrey Hills, the highlight of Fred Kirkwood’s VFL career was participation, on the wing needless to say, in Essendon’s 1912 grand final defeat of South Melbourne. Prior to joining the Same Old he had played 18 games and scored seven goals for Fitzroy in 1910-11. His stint with Essendon ended in 1914, by which time he had played 42 games for the club and registered eight goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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