Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Hastings

Known as
George Hastings

13 January 1877

29 January 1956 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 115d
Last game: 27y 143d

Senior clubs

George Hastings

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 55th player to appear, 2,125th most games played, 3,211th most goals kickedEssendon: 10th player to appear, 146th most games played, 277th most goals kicked

George Hastings was a flamboyant and dashing wingman who was sometimes accused of 'playing to the crowd'. However, there could be no disputing his talent. He played in Essendon's first ever VFL team in 1897 and was a member both that year and 1901 of Same Old premiership sides. He played for the VFL against South Australia in 1903 and against country teams in 1901 and 1902. In 1903 he became only the third Essendon player to play 100 games and he added another nine before being forced to retire prior to the start of the 1904 season owing to a combination of illness and a serious knee injury. He later became a V FL field umpire and returned to Essendon as a committeeman between 1936 and 1938.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Those Magnificent Men 1897-1987 by Michael Maplestone


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