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Key Facts

Full name
Les Beck

Known as
Les Beck

5 January 1886

30 September 1961 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 176d
Last game: 23y 263d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Port Melbourne

Recruited from
Carlton (1910)

Les Beck

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA19106

AFL: 1,170th player to appear, 3,774th most games played, 6,979th most goals kickedCarlton: 201st player to appear, 290th most games played, 635th most goals kicked

Private Les Beck, who played football for Carlton, has been wounded at the front in France after 18 months’ active service. His brother was killed a year ago, and he has also another brother in the fighting line.¹

Originally from Carlton Juniors, Les Beck became a star defender with the club's senior VFL combination. His 60 VFL games from 1906 to 1909 included the winning Grand Finals of 1906-7-8. He left the club prior to the start of the 1910 season following an internal dispute and finished his senior playing career with half a dozen games in the VFA for Port Melbourne.

Author - John Devaney


1. “Winner”, 5/12/1917, page 8.


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