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Key Facts

Full name
Harold Curtis

Known as
Harry Curtis

3 October 1892

31 March 1968 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 296d
Last game: 30y 347d

Height and weight
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 16
Collingwood: 27, 2, 3, 4

Recruited from
Carlton (1914)

Family links
Charlie Curtis (Brother)

Harry Curtis

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 2,023rd player to appear, 1,765th most games played, 638th most goals kickedCarlton: 282nd player to appear, 1,050th most games played, 797th most goals kickedCollingwood: 211th player to appear, 141st most games played, 49th most goals kicked

Harry Curtis played 124 games for Carlton and Collingwood between 1913 and 1923.

Curtis started his career as a ruckman at Carlton, the club his older brother Charlie had played for. He could only manage two senior appearances in the 1913 season and the following year debuted for Collingwood. Although he was a ruckman in Collingwood's losing 1915 Grand Final side, he was used mostly by the club as a centre half-forward. It was in that position that he played in both the 1917 and 1919 premierships at Collingwood. He was one of the key players in the 1917 Grand Final with three goals and played in another losing Grand Final in 1920.

In 1923, his final season, Curtis captained the Magpies before retiring due to business commitments. He served at Collingwood's president from 1924 to 1950, a record stretch by a president of any VFL/AFL club. In 2007 he was inducted into Collingwood's Hall of Fame.



* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.