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Key Facts

Full name
Garnet Campbell

Known as
Garnet Campbell

31 July 1903

23 January 1981 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 292d
Last game: 30y 33d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Essendon; Sandringham

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 17

Recruited from
Essendon (1934)

Garnet Campbell

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 2,802nd player to appear, 1,179th most games played, 2,008th most goals kickedEssendon: 353rd player to appear, 68th most games played, 175th most goals kicked

A dashing centreline player who handled the ball well, and almost invariably used it effectively, Garnet Campbell played 157 VFL games for Essendon between 1923 and 1933. After initially struggling to break into the Dons' powerful line-up on a regular basis, he developed into a top ranking player who represented the VFL on a number of occasions, including the 1927 Melbourne carnival. In his last three seasons at the club he served as captain-coach, but after two promising campaigns the side plummeted to a rare wooden spoon in 1933, and the following season saw him employed in a similar capacity at VFA side Sandringham, where he spent the final two years of his senior career.

Author - John Devaney


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