Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Leslie Pabst

Known as
Len Pabst

28 March 1917

12 May 1992 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 53d
Last game: 31y 125d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 33, 16, 28, 5, 29

Len Pabst

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
HawthornV/AFL1939-1941, 1944-194894120.1322%2
Total1939-1941, 1944-194894120.1322%2

AFL: 4,712th player to appear, 2,526th most games played, 4,585th most goals kickedHawthorn: 255th player to appear, 159th most games played, 313th most goals kicked

Small at 173cm and 73kg, Hawthorn’s Len Pabst would almost certainly have played in excess of 100 VFL games were it not for the intervention of war. As it was he made 94 senior appearances and kicked 12 goals for the Mayblooms between 1939 and 1941 and from 1944 to 1948. Most of his football was played as a wingman.

Author - John Devaney


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