Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Hugh Odgers

Known as
Hughie Odgers

21 December 1889

9 April 1958 (aged 68)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 131d
Last game: 30y 258d

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 26, 12

Hughie Odgers

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1909-1912, 19205920.0334%0
Total1909-1912, 19205920.0334%0

AFL: 1,480th player to appear, 3,833rd most games played, 7,638th most goals kickedMelbourne: 210th player to appear, 285th most games played, 735th most goals kicked

Having played 13 games and scored seven goals in 1908 for Brighton in the VFA as a forward Hughie Odgers was recruited by Melbourne with the intention of being used in the same role. However, he ended up playing virtually all of his VFL career with the Reds either as a centreman or in defence. That career encompassed the years 1909 to 1912 and 1920, during which he played 59 games and scored two goals. 

Author - John Devaney


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