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Key Facts

Full name
Horace Edmonds

Known as
Horrie Edmonds

Born
23 December 1908

Died
18 July 1975 (aged 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 209d
Last game: 28y 122d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood; Richmond; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 12, 13, 10, 7
Richmond: 7
Footscray: 26

Recruited from
Collingwood (1934); Richmond (1937)

Horrie Edmonds

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1929-1934791241.5772%13.122.883
RichmondV/AFL1934-193530200.6773%7.332.330
FootscrayV/AFL1937100.00100%0
V/AFL1929-1935, 19371101441.3173%12.252.793
Total1929-1935, 19371101441.3173%12.252.793

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,600th player to appear, 2,100th most games played, 674th most goals kickedCollingwood: 326th player to appear, 237th most games played, 60th most goals kickedRichmond: 345th player to appear, 424th most games played, 292nd most goals kickedFootscray: 214th player to appear, 985th most games played, 855th most goals kicked

Horrie Edmonds enjoyed an exceptional debut league season with Collingwood in 1929, capped by a five-goal performance from a forward pocket in the Challenge Final win over Richmond. After that, however, he failed to build on his promise, although he was a serviceable player for both the Magpies (79 VFL games and 124 goals from 1929 to 1934) and Richmond (30 games and 20 goals, 1934-5). Stockily built (he gloried in the nickname 'Tubby'), but boasting good skills of anticipation and a fair turn of pace, Edmonds played in a second premiership side for Collingwood in 1930, and was 19th man in Richmond's 1934 flag-winning combination.

Edmonds made a brief, aborted return to league football with Footscray in 1937, but managed just one final appearance for the year. After retiring as a player, 'Tubby' Edmonds turned his hand to coaching. Highlights of this phase of his career included overseeing reserves premierships at Hawthorn in 1958 and 1959, and getting VFA second division side Preston into the finals in 1961 and 1962.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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