Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Herbert J White

Known as
Herbie White


6 June 1907

8 April 1974 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 329d
Last game: 22y 79d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 8

Herbie White

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 3,144th player to appear, 3,486th most games played, 3,131st most goals kickedMelbourne: 438th player to appear, 259th most games played, 251st most goals kicked

After playing just three games for Northcote in 1925 19 year old rover Herbert White was recruited by Melbourne. Debuting in the opening round of the 1926 season he quickly settled into the side and went on to enjoy an excellent campaign, capped by an eye-catching performance in Melbourne’s challenge final victory over Collingwood. His career with the Fuchsias ran from 1926 to 1929, during which he played 67 VFL games and scored 27 goals. He was a member of Victoria’s squad for the 1927 Melbourne carnival but does not appear to have played a game.

Author - John Devaney


Full Points Publications


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