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Key Facts

Full name
George Carter

Known as
George Carter

Born
25 March 1910

Died
12 February 1971 (aged 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 50d
Last game: 30y 47d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 23, 3, 8, 6, 5
Hawthorn: 20, 34

Recruited from
Collingwood (1938)

George Carter

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1932-193749601.2282%14.885.880
HawthornV/AFL1938-194033250.7630%4
V/AFL1932-194082851.0461%14.885.884
Total1932-194082851.0461%14.885.884

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,904th player to appear, 2,891st most games played, 1,256th most goals kickedCollingwood: 341st player to appear, 350th most games played, 137th most goals kickedHawthorn: 239th player to appear, 337th most games played, 207th most goals kicked

Recruited by Collingwood from Maffra, George Carter was very much a fringe player, only once managing to play more than half the club’s games in a season. Nevertheless, he was serviceable enough when called upon, and could usually be relied on to contribute a goal or two every match. From 1932 to 1937 he played 49 VFL games for the Magpies and scored 60 goals. The 1938 season saw him at Hawthorn where he added another 33 games and 25 goals over three seasons. George Carter was the uncle of Rod Carter.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

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