Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Herbert Eric Day Milne

Known as
Herbert ' Boxer' Milne


8 February 1884

Place of birth
Benalla, VIC (3671)

20 December 1930 (aged 46)

Place of death
Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Vacuum Oil Company

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 175d
Last game: 28y 233d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 10
South Melbourne: 13

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1911)

State of origin

Herbert ' Boxer' Milne

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1911-191231140.4571%0

AFL: 795th player to appear, 1,247th most games played, 1,294th most goals kickedFitzroy: 83rd player to appear, 77th most games played, 66th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 238th player to appear, 461st most games played, 388th most goals kicked

Popularly known as 'Boxer', Herbert Milne was a champion follower renowned for his energy, athleticism and guile. He was at Fitzroy from 1902 to 1910, during which time he played 122 VFL games and kicked 69 goals, and was a dual winner of the club's best and fairest award. A VFL representative, he played in the inaugural Australasian championship series in Melbourne in 1908. 

Crossing to South Melbourne in 1911 he added a further 31 games and 14 goals, playing some of the finest football of his career until a knee injury, sustained against Essendon in the losing Grand Final of 1912, forced his retirement.

Author - John Devaney


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