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24 April 1886
2 November 1962 (aged 76)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 11d
Last game: 29y 7d
Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 74 kg
South Melbourne: 15, 16
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AFL: 1,125th player to appear, 1,215th most games played, 206th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 175th player to appear, 66th most games played, 12th most goals kicked
Despite being lumbered with the questionable nickname 'Mother', Len Mortimer was a formidable presence on the forward lines of first Williamstown, and later South Melbourne during the early years of the 20th century.
In 1905, his last season with the Villagers, Mortimer booted 48 goals to top the VFA list, and in 153 games with South between 1906 and 1915 he bagged an overall tally of 289 goals. A key member of the Southerners' 1909 flag-winning side, Mortimer was the club's top goal kicker in each of his first seven seasons in the VFL.
Author - John Devaney