Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
George Topping

Known as
George Topping

27 August 1881

17 November 1958 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 312d
Last game: 34y 267d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 61 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 17, 18, 27

George Topping

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1902-1910, 1912, 1914, 19161251531.2275%0
Total1902-1910, 1912, 1914, 19161251531.2275%0

AFL: 777th player to appear, 1,746th most games played, 619th most goals kickedCarlton: 139th player to appear, 118th most games played, 45th most goals kicked

Despite only weighing 61 kg George Topping was a feisty customer who once incurred a suspension of more than a season. He was a follower in Carlton's 1906 and 1907 premiership-winning combinations, and also played successfully as a half forward. In all, he played 125 VFL games and booted 153 goals between 1902 and 1910 and in 1912, 1914 and 1916. Somewhat ironically, given his reputation for enjoying a stoush, Topping spent the entire 1913 season as a VFA field umpire.

Author - John Devaney


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