Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Lance Wilkinson

Known as
Lance Wilkinson

14 March 1931

12 April 2011 (aged 80)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 145d
Last game: 25y 150d

Height and weight
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 16

Lance Wilkinson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 5,941st player to appear, 1,964th most games played, 3,832nd most goals kickedHawthorn: 397th player to appear, 106th most games played, 250th most goals kicked

Hawthorn recruited Lance Wilkinson from amateur club Savings Bank and he proved to be a useful acquisition. Playing mainly as a wingman, although he could also do a job as a crumbing forward, he made 116 senior appearances for the Hawks and kicked 18 goals between 1949 and 1956. He also represented Victoria against South Australia in 1955 having earlier represented the Victorian Amateurs in 1948. After leaving Hawthorn Wilkinson fronted up with VFA club Brighton.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


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