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Key Facts

Full name
Joseph Prince

Known as
Joe Prince

30 September 1885

7 November 1970 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 341d
Last game: 33y 362d

Height and weight
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 62 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Preston; South Melbourne; Carlton

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 17, 19, 21
Carlton: 24

Recruited from
Preston (1908); St. Kilda (1909); Preston (1910); South Melbourne (1919)

Joe Prince

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1908-1909210.500%0
South MelbourneV/AFL1910-1915, 1917-191810350.0568%0
V/AFL1908-1915, 1917-191911570.0666%0
Total1908-1915, 1917-191911570.06

AFL: 1,457th player to appear, 1,990th most games played, 5,490th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 281st player to appear, 1,300th most games played, 922nd most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 229th player to appear, 132nd most games played, 607th most goals kickedCarlton: 340th player to appear, 760th most games played, 811th most goals kicked

Diminutive wingman Joe Prince played his early senior football with Preston before joining St Kilda in 1908. However, he failed to make his mark with the Saints, and after playing just a couple of VFL games he returned to Preston early in the 1909 season. In 1910 he made a second attempt to make it in the 'big time' when he joined South Melbourne, and on this occasion he proved to be a success, playing 103 league games between 1910 and 1915 and in 1917 and 1918. Quick and resourceful, he starred in South's losing Grand Final teams against Essendon in 1912 and Carlton two years later, but was sadly past his best by the time the club broke through for a flag in 1918, and did not achieve selection in the premiership side. In 1919 he crossed to Carlton where he played a final 10 VFL games.

Author - John Devaney


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