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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Albiston

Known as
Harold Albiston

13 April 1916

18 January 1990 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 70d
Last game: 24y 49d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 1
Hawthorn: 5

Recruited from
Collingwood (1936)

Family links
Alec Albiston (Brother)Ken Albiston (Brother)David Albiston (Son)

Harold Albiston

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,284th player to appear, 3,664th most games played, 11,215th most goals kickedCollingwood: 384th player to appear, 1,131st most games played, 1,013th most goals kickedHawthorn: 221st player to appear, 234th most games played, 791st most goals kicked

From VAFA club Kew, Harold Albiston commenced his league football career with Collingwood in 1935, but he only played once for the year. The following season found him at Hawthorn, where he played alongside his brother Alec, who was also taking his bows for the Mayblooms. Harold Albiston played 62 games for Hawthorn, including 60 in succession at one point. He failed to score a goal with either of his clubs.

Author - John Devaney


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