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Key Facts

Full name
George McLeod

Known as
George McLeod

22 August 1879

3 March 1959 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 280d
Last game: 33y 291d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Essendon

Jumper numbers
Essendon: 18, 14

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1910)

George McLeod

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1897, 1901-19031210.080%0
V/AFL1897, 1901-1902, 1910-19136860.0957%0
Total1897, 1901-1902, 1910-19136860.0957%0

AFL: 206th player to appear, 3,412th most games played, 5,765th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 27th player to appear, 751st most games played, 887th most goals kickedEssendon: 202nd player to appear, 327th most games played, 547th most goals kicked

George McLeod was a key member of Essendon’s 1911 and 1912 VFL premiership-winning sides. More of a battler than a virtuoso, he was nevertheless keenly combative and influential, and could perhaps fairly be described as the sort of grafter every premiership team needs. Between 1910 and 1913 he played 56 games and kicked five goals for the Same Old.

Prior to joining Essendon McLeod played 12 games and booted one goal for St Kilda in 1897 and from 1910 to 1903. Between 1904 and 1909 he lined up for the Railway club in Tasmania’s Lyell District Football Association. He also represented his adopted state at the inaugural Australasian football carnival in 1908. In 1914 and 1915 he finished his senior playing career with Brunswick in the VFA.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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