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Key Facts

Full name
George Stephenson Elliott

Known as
George Elliott

Born
1 June 1885

Place of birth
Charlton, VIC (3525)

Died
25 September 1917 (aged 32)

Place of death
Belgium (Chateau Wood, Ypres)

Occupation
Medical practioner (Surgeon)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 346d
Last game: 28y 8d

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; University

Jumper numbers
University: 5, 26

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1908)

State of origin
VIC

George Elliott

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1905100.00100%0
UniversityV/AFL1908-19137930.0429%0
V/AFL1905, 1908-19138030.0430%0
Total1905, 1908-19138030.0430%0

AFL: 1,035th player to appear, 2,952nd most games played, 6,918th most goals kickedFitzroy: 105th player to appear, 1,032nd most games played, 845th most goals kickedUniversity: 7th player to appear, 4th most games played, 40th most goals kicked

George Elliott was a highly serviceable all round footballer, the highlight of whose league career was captaining University in 1911 and 1912. Originally from Ballarat College, he played his first game of VFL football in 1905, with Fitzroy. This also proved to be Elliott's only appearance with the Maroons. 

He did not resume in league football until 1908, when he was a member of University's inaugural VFL sides. Most commonly used in the backlines, George Elliott could also do a useful job as a follower when needed. He played a total of 79 VFL games for the Students, kicking three goals. George Elliott, the brother of the A.I.F General Harold 'Pompey' Elliot, later lost his life whilst on active service during World War I.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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