Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Martin

Known as
George Martin

26 January 1875

2 September 1943 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 102d
Last game: 29y 102d

Senior clubs
Essendon; Essendon Association

George Martin

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Essendon AssociationVFA1904-1907

AFL: 77th player to appear, 2,262nd most games played, 2,660th most goals kickedEssendon: 12th player to appear, 162nd most games played, 228th most goals kicked

Ruckman George Martin was a member of Essendon's first ever VFL side in 1897, and went on to play a total of 105 games and kick 34 goals before being sensationally and unceremoniously dumped in 1904. The reason for his sacking was never made public, but was believed to centre on an irresolvable difference of opinion with the club. When Martin reached 100 VFL games in 1903 he was the fifth Essendon player to do so. He played in both the 1897 and 1901 premiership teams, and was a VFL representative in a loss against the Ballarat Football Association in 1900. Between the second half of the 1904 season and 1907, Martin played for Essendon Association.

Author - John Devaney


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