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Key Facts

Full name
Les Charge

Known as
Les Charge

27 July 1891

30 March 1957 (aged 65)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 291d
Last game: 23y 278d

Height and weight
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg

Senior clubs
South Melbourne

Jumper numbers
South Melbourne: 5

Recruited from
Leopold (1910)

Les Charge

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South MelbourneV/AFL1910-191565500.7766%0

AFL: 1,635th player to appear, 3,537th most games played, 2,011th most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 227th player to appear, 240th most games played, 149th most goals kicked

Les Charge was a powerful, team-orientated tap ruckman whose highly promising league career was cut short by World War I. He joined South Melbourne from one of that club's most fruitful recruiting grounds in Leopold, and made the first of an eventual 65 VFL appearances in 1910. He was a member of South's losing Challenge Final teams against Essendon in 1912 and Carlton in 1914, being listed high among the best players after the latter game. Les Charge retired at the end of the 1915 season.

Author - John Devaney


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