Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Harold Cope

Known as
Harry Cope

28 January 1881

6 November 1947 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y 103d
Last game: 32y 193d

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 18, 20

Harry Cope

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,273rd player to appear, 4,134th most games played, 5,762nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 178th player to appear, 315th most games played, 521st most goals kicked

Harry Cope’s actual first name was Waratah, but he was always referred to as Harry. In 1905 and 1906 he played 25 VFA games and scored one goal for Port Melbourne before crossing to Melbourne in the VFL. Mostly deployed as a centreman, he was also sometimes used on a wing, over the course of a seven season, 52 game, six goal career.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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