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Key Facts

Full name
Les Armstrong

Known as
Les Armstrong

Born
16 June 1887

Died
4 December 1964 (aged 77)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 32d
Last game: 33y 80d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 72 kg

Senior clubs
Geelong

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 1, 7

Les Armstrong

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
GeelongV/AFL1908-1915, 1917-192017520.0139%0
Total1908-1915, 1917-192017520.0139%0

AFL: 1,427th player to appear, 896th most games played, 7,589th most goals kickedGeelong: 181st player to appear, 64th most games played, 651st most goals kicked

Geelong's Les Armstrong was an excellent half back flanker and back pocket who was superb overhead and backed his judgement very effectively. Recruited from Merchantile, he gave the Pivotonians consistently solid service in 175 VFL games from 1908 to 1915 and between 1917 and 1920. Renowned for his fairness, he nevertheless attacked the ball fiercely, and he was not afraid of taking his lightly built (180cm, 72kg) frame deep into the heart of battle. Les Armstrong is a member of Geelong's Hall of Fame.

Author - John Devaney


Footnotes

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